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    Inflation

    Inflation, is it a hidden tax ??? Is Inflation good or bad??
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    I have a large amount of inflation in my pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topolo
    I have a large amount of inflation in my pants.
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    Reasonable inflation is a normal part of a healthy economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS
    Reasonable inflation is a normal part of a healthy economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFlex
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    He didn't ask if a certain level of inflation was good, he asked if inflation in general was good. I qualified it with 'reasonable'.

    Oh, and stop posting in morse code, I had to find an online morse code decoder. It came back with, "My boyfriend doesn't use KY."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS
    He didn't ask if a certain level of inflation was good, he asked if inflation in general was good. I qualified it with 'reasonable'.

    Oh, and stop posting in morse code, I had to find an online morse code decoder. It came back with, "My boyfriend doesn't use KY."
    True story... How'd you know about that

    Btw, I just agreed with you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFlex
    True story... How'd you know about that

    Btw, I just agreed with you...
    It was a bit vague. Fair enough though.

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    and the inflation in my pants continues to rise.

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    you cannot discuss inflation with out discussing interest rates. The Nominal Rate is a static rate that is not adjusted for inflation. The real interest rate is a rate that is adjusted for expected changes in the price level (Inflation).

    The fisher equition states that the nominal rate i equals the real rate ir, plus the expected rate of inflation. Example: a 1 year simple loan with a 5% rate and you expect inflation to be 3%. In this case I=5% and inflation = 3%. Therefore the real equals 5% - 3% = 2%


    Inflation

    A general rise in the price level From too much money chasing too few goods Often expressed in CPI

    Need to include risk
    Real rate of 3% plus expected inflation of 4% plus risk factor of 2% requires a return of 9%.


    Revised Fisher

    Nominal Rate = Real Rate
    + Expected Inflation
    + Risk
    +Inflation Risk


    Effects/Importance of Inflation

    Inflation distorts incentives and redistributes wealth. If you expect inflation to increase unexpectedly, would you rather be a lender or borrower?

    Savers tend to hedge inflation, Flight to gold and fixed assets. As a result, in periods of high inflation money flows out of the securities market into gold, real estate and the like

    as DOMS said reasonable inflation is OK, but when it gets aggressive and out of control it strips the economy of the wealth thats being created. investors pull out of the stock echange and enter into commodities which destroys wealth, people become unsure of the future and blah blah im done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by topolo
    and the inflation in my pants continues to rise.
    at a negative rate directly proportional to that of your brain growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topolo
    I have a large amount of inflation in my pants.
    Inflamation of the TESTICLES is not a good thing. Now shut the fuck up Mr. M or Foreman won't buy you another beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topolo
    I have a large amount of inflation in my pants.

    True Story, the picture in your avatar looks exactly like some douche bag.
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    Oh, I think Americans understand that the one thing conservatives hate the most is the idea of spending American tax money on Americans. . .in America.


    Your tax money is safe. . .in Iraq.
    Total ownage.

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