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Doug Short
My original dshort.com website was launched in February 2005 using a domain name based on my real name, Doug Short. I'm a first wave boomer with a Ph.D. in English from Duke and a lifelong interest in economics and finance. In 2011 my website was acquired by Advisor Perspectives.

Doug Short Advisor Perspectives

World Markets Update: April 19, 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content] All eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains through April 19, 2021. The top performer is France's CAC 40 with a gain of 13.43%, Germany's DAXK is in second is with a gain of 11.27% and our own S&P 500 is in third with a gain of 11.43%. Coming in last is China's Shanghai with a gain of 0.13%.

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Components of the CPI: March 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Let's do some analysis of the Consumer Price Index, the best-known measure of inflation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) divides all expenditures into eight categories and assigns a relative size to each. The pie chart illustrates the components of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers, the CPI-U.

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Inflation: An X-Ray View of the Components

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Here is a table showing the annualized change in Headline and Core CPI, not seasonally adjusted, for each of the past six months. Also included are the eight components of Headline CPI and a separate entry for Energy, which is a collection of sub-indexes in Housing and Transportation. We can make some inferences about how inflation is impacting our personal expenses depending on our relative exposure to the individual components.

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