The DC Today - Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Episode 545: The DC Today - Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Markets got down nearly -500 points and then closed up a tad in a continued saga of market confusion, instability, and general weirdness.

Show notes

Dow: +10 points (+0.03%) S&P: -0.02% Nasdaq: -0.18% 10-Year Treasury Yield: 3.45% (-1.8 basis points) Top-performing sector: Financials (+0.74%) Bottom-performing sector: Utilities (-1.36%) WTI Crude Oil: $80.49/barrel (+0.45%)

ASK DAVID “This statement in Brian’s response to yesterday’s question caught my eye:

“…because inflation is ultimately driven by demand.”

I find this interesting because I believe I have heard you say, quite emphatically, that inflation is first and foremost a supply side phenomenon. So is this simply a theoretical disagreement among peers or am I misinterpreting something? ”

~ Mike

Inflation, by definition, is one or the other or both. “Too much money chasing too few goods (or services)” – it is an algebraic expression that can have one or both inputs contributing (MV=PT) I believe this recent moment’s inflation (2021-22) was clearly supply-side-driven. The context of Brian’s full paragraph with that one line in it makes clear his view’s alignment with mine.

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David Bahnsen

David Bahnsen

David is the Founder, Managing Partner, and the Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group.

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