Analysts say rising food prices could turn into a business risk

Risk analysts said rising global food prices and shortages of grain and fertilizer caused by the war in Ukraine could lead to more economic turmoil. In some countries, they added, this could lead to disruptions and test the resilience of Western companies in overseas operations in the coming months. “Food insecurity is one of our … Read more

Don’t be fooled by low headline inflation in the US. Markets will adjust to another figure on Wednesday.

All traders, investors, and economists are relying on Wednesday’s CPI report to show a drop in the headline annual inflation rate in the US for the month of July. But another number buried in the CPI data has a tendency to shake up the markets. It’s called the annual core CPI reading, and it’s a … Read more

A bustling job market is putting “booming inflation” back on the map for investors

Instead, the concern has shifted to what a crowded job market and higher costs of everything mean for stocks and bond portfolios, especially if they turn into a combination of higher growth and inflation with staying power. What do we call such a scenario? “Boomflation,” said Kent Engelk, chief economist at Capitol Securities Management, pointing … Read more