Inflation Archive

President Reagan meets with Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker in the Oval Office, July 16, 1981. PHOTO: BETTMANN ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

Lessons From the Great Inflation of 1973-81

Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker, will be remembered for many policy decisions that still outlive his tenure. More specifically, the lessons learned from his handling of the Great Inflation of 1973-81 will be amongst the most relevant. As we live through a similar economic challenge today, it is important to remember the role that… Continue reading


Recent Rise in Inflation: Temporary or Permanent?


How each generation invests is a fascinating topic.  For instance, the generation that grew up in the Great Depression is known for over-the-top frugality. What people today might call “life hacks” often are nothing more than the way great-grandma and great-granddad got by. Vegetable gardening, sewing old clothes, fixing things instead of replacing them, sharing… Continue reading


How Rebalance Changed Its Portfolios to Manage Increased Inflation Risk


Investors of a certain age, almost all, remember the last bout we faced as a country in terms of serious inflation, back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those years of rising prices baked into the economy came to head with double-digit price increases and, shortly after, a rapid increase in interest rates in… Continue reading