Is inflation coming?
This great chart from Deutsche Bank shows historic spikes in US money supply growth were accompanied by spikes in nominal GDP growth. Real economic activity, often targeted by central banks easing monetary policy, explains part of this relationship, but inflation is an important factor as well. With current money supply growth among the fastest since 1831, the question is if inflation will rebound again this time. With other potentially inflationary factors at work, such as deglobalization, this should not be ruled out. Hence, some focus on ‘inflation-proof’ assets is warranted.
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