By Tim McMahon, editor
Consumer prices have risen at a meager 1.15% over the last 12 months– despite massive stimulus and growing commitments from the U.S. government.
So what’s going on? Deflationary forces are strengthening. They are being spurred on by high unemployment rates creating an overwhelming need for consumers to liquidate their assets for cash.
As this new economic phase is becoming a reality, expectations are compounding the effects as explained in recent commentary from the world’s largest technical analysis firm.
“The economy is moving into a critical new phase, an outright deflation in which ‘prices fall because people expect falling prices.’ Obviously, this implies an element of recognition, as efforts to protect against indebtedness and falling prices contribute to further declines. We can tell deflation is entering a new stage because of the language and ideas that financial observers now use to describe it.” — The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast (September 2010)
So how do you protect yourself from deflation? The first step is to understand it…
Elliott Wave International has put together a complimentary 90-page ebook, now updated with 30 new pages of commentary from Robert Prechter through 2010. The ebook is designed to help you prepare, adapt, survive and prosper in the event of deflation.
Prechter has spent most of the past decade as an outcast among financial forecasters, because of his certainty that deflation would shock virtually all investors – despite the policy makers and string-pullers who promised to prevent it.
To show you just what Prechter’s deflation forecast was up against, consider this: Experts from all schools of the economics profession said deflation was “utter nonsense,” a preoccupation of “small children,” and as likely to happen as “being eaten by piranhas.” How could deflation begin when the entire economics profession unanimously said it’s not possible?
Yet there’s no question some deflation HAS occurred. The question now is, will it get worse?
In his new 90-page ebook, you’ll see why Prechter argued deflation was likely, and why he was certain a monumental deflationary trend would unfold sooner rather than later.
Remember, deflation is extremely rare; it last happened in America in the 1950’s. So, a forecast of deflation that proves accurate is a monumental feat – especially when all the “experts” disagree.
So if economists were unable — or worse, unwilling — to warn you in advance about the threat of deflation a few years ago, what are they unable to warning you about today?
It’s time you gave the deflationary scenario a serious look.
|New Deflation eBook Available Now:Our friends at Elliott Wave International have just released a complimentary 90-page ebook on deflation from Robert Prechter. As deflation fears are back in the news and most likely also on your mind, it’s more important than ever to — at very least — give the deflationary scenario a serious look. After all, deflation could pose a serious risk to your wealth if it occurs, and no one has explained the potential threats — and how you can survive them — better than Prechter. Even if government stimulus and out-of-control spending have you more convinced than ever that inflation is dead ahead, we recommend that you take a look at Prechter’s reasonable argument to the contrary — just in case the markets surprise everyone as they so often do. Download Your Free 90-Page Deflation eBook from Robert Prechter Now.|
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