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Rising Inflation – ask granny what it was like in the 1980 or 1990

Introduction Inflation is defined as “a sustained increase in the general price level in an economy”. It means that your money will not buy as much tomorrow as it could today. Your Granny will tell you prices rose all the time. The average rate of inflation in 1980 was 18.0% so that on average prices […]

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Will You Take Comfort from the Kondratieff Cycle?

Professor Nikolai Kondratieff was a Soviet economist who shortly after the Russian Revolution of 1917 helped to create the first Soviet 5 Year Plan.

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Beware headlines

A report in The Daily Telegraph Your Money section on Saturday 31st October told us “Retail bonds lose 25% of their value”. There are many retail bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange’s electronic order book for retail bonds and their values had not fallen by 25%. This is not an exercise in semantics; if […]

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