Deflation

Business / Taxes / Deflation: Deflation, the opposite of inflation, is a gradual drop in the cost of goods and services, usually caused by a surplus of goods and a shortage of cash. Although deflation seems to increase your buying power in its early stages, it is generally considered a negative economic trend. That's because it is typically accompanied by rising unemployment, falling production, and limited investment.

Disinflation

Business / Finance / Disinflation: A refusal to pay. MORE

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. 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

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