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Deutsche Bank: Ignoring food price pressures could be a mistake

Economists and central bankers tend to be less focused on what consumers pay at the grocery store because food and energy prices have historically been more volatile – remember, it’s just “noise”. However what they can’t ignore is how shoppers view inflation – i.e. inflation expectations. And food prices have a significant impact on households’ views on future inflation.

Today’s Mindless Rally: Its Jackson Hole, Stupid!

There is no reason rooted in the real world for today’s frothy stock market rally. In every single region of the planet, the post-crisis, central bank fueled expansion cycle—-tepid as it was in the global aggregate—is faltering badly. Japan’s economy is only a hair bigger than 5 quarters ago (0.8%) before Abenomics supercharged the BOJ printing presses. Meanwhile, even as…