The unreliability of inflation indicators
Analysts seeking evidence of rising inflation often focus on the movements of a single indicator_an increase in the price of gold, for example, or a decline in the unemployment rate. But simple statistical tests reveal that such indicators, used in isolation, have very limited predictive power.
Volume (Year): 6 (2000)
Issue (Month): Apr ()
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