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Ken Fisher Explains Inflation and Rising Wages

Inflation is a hot topic and Fisher Investments’ founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer Ken Fisher doesn’t believe recent price gains are likely detrimental to the economy or stocks. Ken says temporary dislocations, including supply chain problems and shortages, have largely contributed to recently elevated inflation readings and should resolve and help ease inflationary pressures.

Many investors believe rising wages right now are causing inflation (or vice versa). Ken says neither is true and wage increases alone don’t cause inflation any more than energy supply issues do. Both represent shortages, which drive prices up in the short term until supply rises to meet demand. Further, Ken says inflation consternation in the media and elsewhere saps its surprise power to move stocks. While shortages and other pandemic related issues may take a bit to fully correct, markets have discounted that long ago.

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