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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview Ed Peters on the history and three causes of inflation. During this episode, Ed walks us through the history of inflation starting in the 1970s. He explains the types of inflation and what causes them. He stresses the importance of accurately diagnosing inflation in order to appropriately address it.
It is important to get an idea of the history of inflation to get an understanding of the current inflationary environment. Inflation can be caused by a number of reasons—primarily money supply, supply shocks, or demands shocks.
Since we haven’t dealt with inflation for about 40 years, there are a lot of myths surrounding inflation and our current environment. It is vital that you are able to properly diagnose inflation to understand the cause of inflation. We’ll be talking with Ed about Inflation in a number of upcoming podcasts where he will share what he thinks may be the cause of inflation and ways you can deal with it, so as an Intelligent Investor be sure to subscribe to our podcasts so you can stay informed.
Ed Peters Bio
Ed Peters is First Quadrant’s Managing Partner. In this role, Ed establishes the firm’s strategic direction, develops firm-wide initiatives, and chairs the Executive Leadership Team and the Management Operating Committee. Ed also contributes to First Quadrant’s research efforts, with a particular emphasis on market states, and manages the firm’s long-only multi-asset strategy. Prior to joining First Quadrant in 2008, Ed worked at PanAgora Asset Management, at various times serving as equity portfolio manager, Director of Tactical Asset Allocation, CIO of Macro Investments, and CIO. Other past work experience includes Interactive Data Corporation and Mutual Benefit Life. Ed holds an MBA from Rutgers University. He has published articles in multiple investment journals, as well as three books.