Tagged: inflation

US Federal Reserve Raises Rates by 75 BPS, More to Follow

As has been anticipated by the markets, the US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by 75 basis points. At the last meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised rates by 50 bps while setting an expectation the next rate increase would fall along… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Worries About Inflation, Biden Administration Policies

Inflation continues to rocket higher with no end in sight. Today, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that prices rose by1% in May driving the annual rate of inflation to 8.6% – a 40-year high. All prices are going up but perhaps most acutely… Read More

UK Family Offices, Institutional Investors Showing Increased Interest in Private Credit, Blend Network Reveals

Inflation is increasing in an unprecedented manner in many developed and developing economies, putting greater pressure on the major reserve banks to raise interest rates. In the United Kingdom, April inflation hit 9%, which is notably a 40-year high and the second highest inflation rate… Read More

Rapidly Rising Inflation Compelling More People to Enter Gig Economy to Make Ends Meet: Research

  Inflation is rising to record-breaking heights. The most recent reading indicated that inflation hit 8.5% in March – the highest in more than 40 years. Inflationary policies pursued by the current administration, the war in Ukraine, and COVID have combined to create a toxic… Read More

Bitcoin Could be Subject to “Whims” of Global Macro Developments, Geopolitics For Now: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) appears to be set to close a highly volatile week with a green candle — rebounding from a drop to around $34,000 after Russian forces “punctuated several weeks of tensions in the areas around Ukraine with what looks like a full-scale invasion,” the… Read More

UK’s easyMoney Discusses Investment Strategies, as Inflation Soars to Unprecedented Levels

UK’s investment platform easyMoney has looked into whether a current account is the best home for our funds. Inflation is surging rapidly and interest rates have declined, so easyMoney looks into whether a current account – where interest rates of up to 5% are possible… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Might Serve as Effective Hedge Against Inflation, BTC Could Become Reliable Store of Value: Report

Market prices have been rising in the US at the fastest pace in 40 years — an inflation rate of 7.5% YoY compared to December’s 7%. And the overall impact of inflation has “broadened beyond pandemic-related goods and services,” the team at digital asset firm… Read More

Unprecedented Inflation to Impact Financial Markets, Consumer Behavior

A report from PeerIQ notes that the official numbers are in and they’re not looking so great. Inflation, as measured by the CPI, surged at a higher than expected 7.5% annualized rate in January 2022. That’s the fastest rate of price increases since 1982. Expectations… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Shares Survey Results Revealing that Running Costs are Major Concern for Businesses in 2022

European Fintech iwoca notes that as worries or concerns about the economy emerge, almost three in four small business owners are thinking about the potential impact of inflation. iwoca writes in a blog post that businesses are “wary of the impact of this on their… Read More

Perspective: Will Our Response to Rising Inflation Define 2022?

Surging global inflation is the number one concern for many households in 2022. With living costs continuing to rise much faster than wages, household budgets are increasingly stretched. Let’s take a closer look at how inflation is changing the game. In the UK, inflation has… Read More

Southeast Asia’s StashAway, a Digital Wealth Manager, Says they’re Prepared for a Solid 2022

Stephanie Leung, Group Deputy CEO at Southeast Asia’s StashAway, a digital wealth manager, notes that the COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated three key trends: a new inflation regime, China’s economic recovery, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. According to Leung’s observations, the Coronavirus pandemic has continued to… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Fluctuation in Hashrate Is Tied to its Inflation Rate, Analyst at Compass Mining Explains

Compass Mining, which claims to be the first and largest online marketplace for Bitcoin mining hardware and hosting, has commented on the relationship between BTC’s hashrate and the leading cryptocurrency’s issuance rate. According to mining analyst Mitch Klee, the inflation rate is “tied to hashrate… Read More

BNP Paribas Asset Management Reveals How Digital Commerce Is Evolving as Big Players Emerge Outside China

Zhikai Chen, Head of Asia Equities at BNP Paribas Asset Management, notes that a number of factors justify their hopes for “a better year after the challenges that 2021 brought to Asian equities, and northern Asian equities in particular.” Chen writes in a blog post… Read More

Bitcoin, Ether Hit New Highs as Crypto Markets Top $3 Trillion as Inflation Fears Jump

Boosted by the rapid rise of Bitcoin and Ether, crypto markets are now valued at more than $3 trillion. It was only this past August when crypto markets surpassed $2 trillion in value so the gain has been pretty spectacular. Both Bitcoin and Ether have… Read More

Inflation Hedges like Gold, Real Estate, are Effective, but Bitcoin, other Cryptos Emerging as Wealth Protectors: Report

The team at digital assets firm Kraken has released a new report on Inflation, which they refer to as the “insidious thief.” As mentioned in a blog post by Kraken, the concept of inflation is “front and center again for many market participants, but not… Read More

Real Estate: UK Housing Prices Up 10.9% YoY in May 2021, the Largest Increase Since Aug 2014, New Report Reveals

The team at UK-based Blend Network, a peer-to-peer lending platform, notes that recent market developments in the United Kingdom have seen investors preparing for expected growth and may also want to watch out for inflation. As mentioned by Blend Network, headlines and concerns regarding inflation… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Marketplace Paxful Reveals that Russians are Turning to Cash and BTC Due to Economic Uncertainty Resulting from COVID-19

Peer to peer Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful claims that there’s now a growing interest in the use of P2P Bitcoin (BTC) trading platforms in Russia. According to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, many Russians have been turning to cash and BTC during these times of… Read More

EarlyShares Reveals What Real Estate Investors Need to Know About the Interest Rate Uptick

This week, EarlyShares revealed the information that real estate investor need to know about the interest rate uptick. The crowdfunding platform’s Joanna Schwartz revealed in a blog post: “After months of well-publicized inaction, the Federal Reserve finally announced on December 16 that it was raising… Read More

Abundance Generation Solar Offering Returns Protect Against Inflation

One strategy to protect yourself against inflation in the future is to put your money in places where its future value is linked to inflation. It is in this context that renewable energy investments offer an attractive proposition. In the UK, renewable energy projects receive… Read More

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