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Paul Meeks – Stock Market & Economy Worries

The market is efficient. That is, available information is immediately baked into securities prices. When I was a young analyst, that was not necessarily the case. I knew stuff that you did not, and that was not fair. You would think that regulators closed that loophole.

Economic Inflation Issue US

Is this 1980? Pray it is Not.

In April 1980, which was at the end of President Jimmy Carter’s single (no surprise) term in office, inflation in the US peaked at 14.6%. Inflation is commonly measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Think of it as the price of a basket of goods that most of us buy frequently. About a year and a half later, specifically in September 1981, President Ronald Reagan was still trying to tame inflation; and interest rates were sky high in response.