The Federal Reserve will announce itâ€™s latest interest rate decision on Tuesday. Few are expecting the central bank to raise rates. Instead the attention, as it has been over the last year-plus, will be focused on the Federal Reserveâ€™s wording. Will they signal another round of quantitative easing based on fears of deflation?
The theme of deflation has picked up steam among some of the worldâ€™s top investors, as we recently chronicled with the Wall Street Journalâ€™s Gregory Zuckerman.
Yet many reading this must be thinking: What deflation? The price of gasoline, food, healthcare, education are all getting more expensive.
Ask Chris Martenson, inflation or deflation? The economic researcher responds, â€œYes!â€
â€œWeâ€™re seeing inflation in some areas and deflation in others,â€ he tells Tech Ticker in this clip. â€œWe have powerful deflationary forces in play right now. Itâ€™s been well balanced, so far, by what the Fed has done.â€