Podcast | Notes on the Week Ahead

Giving thanks for low inflation

JP Morgan Asset Management
Finance, Economics, FX, G7, Investment Strategies, Macro

This week, families and friends all over America will be sitting down together to celebrate Thanksgiving. In many homes, there is a tradition of going around the table, with each person saying what they are thankful for. In most homes, I suppose, the answers will be genuine, sometimes funny and sometimes profound. However, if at any table, prosperity is mentioned as a blessing, it should be recognized that this is, in large measure, due to low inflation.

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