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by Michael Ashton on August 9, 2011
While it may be true that gold is protection against both deflation and inflation, it is presently best to think about it like a straddle which has one leg deep in-the-money. Read more »
by Michael Ashton on June 9, 2011
Enduring Investments offers short courses on various aspects of inflation and inflation-linked investing. Read more »
by Michael Ashton on June 2, 2011
I have just posted at SSRN an article I wrote in 2008 and never published. The article demonstrates how to think about hedging Medical Care inflation in post-retirement medical plans, and other 'inflation basis' problems. Read more »
by Michael Ashton on February 10, 2011
No subgroup gets a higher weight, or more attention, than the Housing category. This week I will drill down a little deeper on housing. Read more »
by Michael Ashton on February 2, 2011
Last week, I showed how the eight major subgroups of CPI were contributing to the overall development of the inflation index. This week I want to drill down a little bit on one of the subindices: Transportation. Read more »
by Michael Ashton on January 26, 2011
All-Items CPI is now rising at 1.496% year-on-year. But where is it coming from? We look at the evolution of the various subcomponents. Read more »