In this episode, Matt, Tim, Mark and Tyler have a discussion about the current state of inflation and it’s impact on the economy, consumers and investors. Inflation is the increase in prices and the fall in the purchasing power of money over time. We’ve all felt the impact of inflation, whether its from shopping at the grocery store, real estate values or the cost of a gallon of gas. Listen in as the coaches discuss inflation, why it’s important to understand, and most importantly what to do about it as an investor.
Before that, we analyze the market conditions during our weekly skyline. Stocks rebounded Monday after some selling pressure in the previous week. Sector leadership in financials, energy, industrials and communications has been clear over the past month, and they all were up with the markets broad based advance. Listen in as we discuss the biggest stories impacting markets right now and analyze the technical conditions.
Lastly, Coach Mark has a game for Matt and Tim where they have to guess the price of consumer goods and services at different points in time. It’s a fun game, but a reminder of the true impact of inflation, as gas, bread, home prices, concert tickets and more have all changed over the years.