Who Says There's No Inflation?

As part of my normal, daily data-point gathering, I read, peruse, examine and otherwise digest a slew of articles, websites and financial reports. The strategy is to string together enough data to have a cohesive view -- not only on what's going on, but on what is rather likely to happen in the coming months. As hockey great Wayne Gretzky once said: "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." The same goes for investors.

Over the last few days, I've noticed more than a few companies instituting price increases and/or commenting that pricing has played a big part in their recent financial results. Despite recent reports that say inflation has been slight to benign, there are reasons to think we will see at least a modest pick-up in prices in the coming months....528 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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