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

Will your Social Security benefits increase when you reach full retirement age? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Kylie Hagen) Social Security is a cornerstone of most Americans’ retirement plans, yet many people remain confused about how it works. It is a potentially dangerous misconception that your Social Security checks increase once you reach your full retirement age (FRA). This may happen to some people, but it’s not something every older person should … Read more