Protecting your portfolio from inflation

May 18, 2012
What's the best way to hedge against the risk of higher inflation rates? The timing is murky, but it's a prudent bet to anticipate a resurgence in inflation.

As inflation rises this year, should we be worried?

Mar 16, 2012
The Consumer Price Index is out this morning. With higher consumer prices comes rising inflation, but how big of a threat is that to the average American's way of life?

How higher prices hit American consumers

Mar 16, 2012
Consumer Prices are one place where the economy comes down to earth and hits us square in the wallet -- and that's what happened in February according to the Consumer Price Index.

Consumer Price Index bumps up, gas prices to blame

Mar 16, 2012
Consumer prices rose by the most in 10 months in February, and rising gas prices were to blame for most of that change.

The money illusion

Mar 16, 2012
Professor Stephen J. Rose says it's not about how much things cost, but how much they cost relatively.
Professor Stephen Rose says we shouldn't be focusing on the price of things as much as the prices relative to how much we make.
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Should speculators be blamed for high gas prices?

Mar 1, 2012
With gas prices rising at an unusual time of year, many are blaming speculators. Others believe refiners are worried about tensions with Iran, and are using a hedging strategy.

What to fear more: Inflation vs. deflation

Jan 30, 2012
The news that Americans are saving more is a mixed blessing, and could also increase our risk of deflation.

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What low inflation means for the economy

Dec 30, 2011
Low interest rates and low inflation will help play into policy decisions, such as the future of the Federal Reserve.

Getting Personal: A look back over a long, hard year

Dec 23, 2011
A rare treat for listeners! Tess discusses the ins and outs of 2011 with all four of our regulars, Chris Farrell, Kathy Kristof, David Lazarus and Liz Weston.

What's on the menu for next year?

Dec 21, 2011
Tess talks with David Lazarus, Kathy Kristof, Liz Weston and Chris Farrell about what we might be able to expect in 2012.
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