Tag: inflation

  • This Oversold Dollar Store Retailer Should Pivot Higher

    This Oversold Dollar Store Retailer Should Pivot Higher

    U.S. consumers are showing big signs of stress again. Not only are savings accounts being drained, but sky-high inflation is forcing many to tighten their wallets. Student loan repayments could force further tightening. Even earnings reports from some of the nation’s leading retailers tell us more Americans are spending more on just needs. As a…

  • Why Dollar General May be Worth Buying

    Why Dollar General May be Worth Buying

    With inflation on the run, watch Dollar General (DG). Typically, it’s a solid stock when inflation runs amok, and when markets pullback. According to CNN, “Middle-income and wealthier shoppers, pinched by inflation, are shopping more at Dollar General for essentials and discretionary items. Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said the retail giant has been attracting customers…

  • All Eyes on the Federal Reserve

    All Eyes on the Federal Reserve

    Markets are still wild. All as we wait for the Federal Reserve’s decision to hike interest rates by either 75bps or 100bps.  All in an effort to combat sky-high inflation, which hit 8.3% in August. According to CNBC: “In its continuing quest to tackle runaway inflation, the Fed likely will approve a 0.75 percentage point…

  • How to Protect Your Portfolio from Inflation

    How to Protect Your Portfolio from Inflation

    Inflation has been rough on us all. Consumer prices for March jumped 8.5% year over year, which came in above expectations for 8.4%.  We haven’t seen numbers like that since December 1981.  Core inflation was at its highest points since August 1982.   Core CPI – which excludes food and energy — was up 0.3%, which…

  • Top Ways to Trade Spiking Fertilizer Costs

    Top Ways to Trade Spiking Fertilizer Costs

    The world could run into an “extremely serious” food crisis… All thanks to skyrocketing fertilizer prices. In fact, thanks to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fertilizer prices are up 300% year over year. “Russia is a key global player in natural gas, a major input to fertilizer production. Higher gas prices, and supply cuts, will further…

  • The Top Ways to Trade the Potential for $2,000 Gold

    The Top Ways to Trade the Potential for $2,000 Gold

    The gold bull market is back. With the economy in a tough spot, analysts have said we could see $2,500, $3,000, even $5,000 gold.  After all, most of the  economic issues that supported gold in 2020 have carried over into the New Year. Plus, low interest rates, inflationary pressures, and an easy money policy from…