Posts Tagged ‘inflation’

  • Money Supply: A Cash Mystery

    Jul 10, 13 • 260 Views • No Comments

    While the demand for cash is up… We are using it less to pay for things… So, what are people doing with their cash? (Hint: Compare the total currency in circulation to denominations up to $50.) Our clue is the soaring demand for $100 bills....  [read more]

  • Dow Jones Average: Remembering Inflation

    Mar 6, 13 • 277 Views • No Comments

    The Dow Jones Average closed at an historic high yesterday…maybe. Yes, 14,253.77 was higher than ever. However, if we remember inflation, then the most recent Dow high was during 2000. Let’s start with the numbers we are used to hearing. At...  [read more]

  • Scrabble Z

    Market Bubbles: “Pricing” Scrabble Letters

    Jan 18, 13 • 321 Views • No Comments

    Just like technology stocks during the late 1990s or housing in 2006, the Scrabble letter Z might reflect a market bubble. The “price” of a Z is 10 points. However, one (Scrabble) researcher suggests it is really worth 6. Here is the story. During...  [read more]

  • PNC Wealth Management Measures Inflation With Its Christmas Price Index

    Inflation: The Christmas Price Index

    Dec 25, 12 • 426 Views • No Comments

    How to measure inflation? The Christmas Price Index. Whereas the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Consumer Price Index includes food and medical care and cars, PNC Wealth Management’s CPI, its Christmas Price Index, has swans and hens and dancing maids....  [read more]

  • Video Game Economics

    Oct 10, 12 • 391 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes a virtual world can show us some economic reality. Here is the story: There once was a Greek economist who, for many years, happily wrote papers and taught classes, in (he said) his “academic cocoon.” However, as the euro-zone calamity...  [read more]