The Federal Reserve has been trying to raise inflation for eight years with, so far, muted results. But some analysts think we’re at an inflection point and pricing pressures will continue to strengthen.
Since the beginning of the current quarter 76% of the 113 S&P 500 companies that have released earnings results have exceeded expectations. Unfortunately, few investors are paying attention to the measurement tool.
There were two developments before the weekend that will likely spur a response in the week ahead: the first a downgrade of Italy's credit and the second was Canada's walking out of free trade talks with the EU.