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The Weekly Update for 4/15/2022

| April 15, 2022

Who would have seen that coming?

In the Weekly Update for 9/18/2020 (Read it here) I wrote about the reality of inflation creeping into our economy for the first time in nearly 40 years!

In the Weekly Update for 2/5/2021 (Read it here) I suggested we could see 3-5% inflation, keep in mind, inflation at the time was a “nothing burger”, so a bold call!

Since then, I have continued to update our WSG family on how inflation got here, now and in the past in the 8/13/2021 Weekly Update (Read it here).

My inflation updates since 9/18/2020 have produced quite a library.  You might enjoy taking a look at a few, especially now that we have progressed to a point of our Consumer Price Index (CPI) hitting 8.50% and not likely to go away anytime soon.

I have listed what I believe are the updates worthy of your review below.  I am interested in your thoughts. You can read them all here!

3/5/2021 Key Allocation Changes

3/25/2021 Estimate 6 ½% Inflation for 3 – 5 years

5/14/2021 Update

7/2/2021 Getting worse

7/9/2021 Labor Inputs Impact

7/30/2021 Now Expect 9% Inflation for 2 -3 years

10/29/2021 Detailed Cause of Inflation

11/12/2021 “The Real Return Illusion™”

12/17/2021 The Effects of Inflation in Your Home

1/14/2022 Bond Don’t Do Well Now

2/4/2022 The Fed Must Increase Rates Now

2/11/2022 What to Do to Adjust for Inflation

4/1/2022 Final Warning to Exit Fixed Income (Bonds)

4/8/2022 Last Call

I’m interested in your thoughts, comments and observations.  Feel welcome to call, email or stop by the office and say Hi.


James O. Lunney, CFP®


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