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An inflation rate of 2% to 3% is good for stocks because it gives companies the power to raise prices, which helps boost profits.
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Instead of the threat of deflation from weak growth and falling prices, the U.S. is facing the opposite: accelerating inflation.
In retrospect, it was ill-timed for the Federal Reserve to start hiking short-term interest rates. But that can easily be fixed.
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The former Fed chairman's decisions in 2008 were an act of courage that averted an economic collapse far worse than we experienced.
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Among the consequences of China's slowdown: lower commodity prices, which actually benefit the U.S.
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Despite the recent friction, I believe the eurozone is stronger after putting down the Greek rebellion.
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There's good reason to believe that analysts' forecasts of a 12% increase in earnings next year are on the mark.
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New ways of producing goods and services may be causing the bean counters to underestimate productivity.
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Best bets for investors will be those companies with strong sales outside the Euro zone.
Stock prices are reasonable relative to earnings and the returns from alternatives are meager. So, there's your upside potential.
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Powerful economic forces, such as sharply lower growth in the labor force, are pushing interest rates down.
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The author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century has a flawed view of capitalism.
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It's good to see a long-term stock market bear concede that stocks are not overpriced.
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The smart money sees powerful economic forces, which transcend the power of the Fed, pushing interest rates downward.
With today's low interest rates, it makes sense that price-earnings ratios should be higher than average.
Nobel laureate Robert Shiller showed that fluctuations in the stock market were consistent with fads and euphoria.
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In the future, the Fed will have a much tougher job convincing the markets that it means what it says.
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