Inflation goes International: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bloomberg, Helios Quantitative Research
Of the top 15 global economies, the United States ranks fifth in overall headline inflation (9.10%). Even the recent deflationary economies, such as Japan, have witnessed a dramatic increase in inflation.
Central banks are universally seeking to combat inflation pressures by raising policy rates.
Given our global economy, it is no surprise that this data is correlated and that most major global economic powers are dealing with the effects of COVID, supply chain disruptions, the war in Ukraine, and accommodative central bank policy.
While the Federal Reserve has laid out a path to combat inflation through rising interest rates, many other developed nations are following suit.
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