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    Are we facing a new era of inflation?

    Since the last few months of 2021, we’ve witnessed a sharp increase in inflation. The Consumer Prices Index rose by 9% in the year to April 2022, up from 7% in March. The Bank of England expects inflation to surpass 10% before the year is over.  These kinds of levels haven’t been seen since the […]

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    What is inflation and what causes it?

    As a wealth manager, inflation plays a key role in how Moneyfarm operates. It’s a large part of the reason our customers invest in the first place, with inflation-beating returns being the name of the game over the long term.  In the UK, inflation is currently the highest it’s been in a generation, but what’s […]

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    Policy Comment: Central Bank Action

    What are we talking about? Last week saw a flurry of Central bank activity. First, the US Federal Reserve hiked rates by 75 bps for the first time since 1994. Then the Bank of England raised rates by 25 bps, and indicated that UK inflation could exceed 11% year-on-year in the fourth quarter. What does […]

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    How regular investing can help you navigate volatility

    Anyone looking to invest right now will be confronted with a degree of uncertainty. We’re in the midst of market volatility caused primarily by a combination of high inflation and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. With Central Banks raising interest rates to combat the inflationary pressure, financial markets have had a rocky time since the […]

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    Macro Comment: US Inflation

    What are we talking about? One of the Asset Allocation Team got a birthday surprise on Friday, courtesy of the US Bureau of Labour Statistics. It wasn’t a good one. US inflation for May came in above expectations (8.6% you versus a Bloomberg consensus of 8.3%). Digging into the details didn’t provide much solace. Take […]

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