Inflation

Business / Accounting / Inflation: An increase in the general price level of goods and services: alternatively, a decrease in the purchasing power of the dollar.

Personal Inflation Rate

Business / Finance / Personal Inflation Rate: The inflation rate as it affects a specific individual. MORE

Inflation-Escalator Clause

Business / Finance / Inflation-Escalator Clause: The fact that future inflation rates are not known. It is a possible contributing factor to the makeup of the term structure of interest rates. MORE

Inflation Rate

Business / Taxes / Inflation Rate: The inflation rate is a measure of changing prices, typically calculated on a month-to-month and year-to-year basis and expressed as a percentage. For example, each month the Bureau of Labor Statistic MORE

Inflation Uncertainty

Business / Finance / Inflation Uncertainty: Also called purchasing power risk, the risk that changes in the real return the investor will realize after adjusting for inflation will be negative. MORE

Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS)

Business / Taxes / Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS): US Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) adust the principal twice a year to reflect inflation or deflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The interest rate is fixed and is paid MORE

Inflation-Adjusted Return

Business / Taxes / Inflation-Adjusted Return: Inflation-adjusted return is what you earn on an investment after accounting for the impact of inflation. For example, if you earn 7% on a bond during a period when the inflation rate averages 3%, you MORE

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