In our 2021 article entitled Is the Monetary Policy Road on Track for Persistent Inflation?, we noted that America was in the middle of the road between “Monetarism” and “Modern Monetary Theory.” Since then, our view is the country has moved into the Modern Monetary Theory lane and is now trying to shift back toward
It is important to insulate your portfolio against inflation while also maintaining diversification. Investing in energy covers both of these areas. Trying to forecast the price of energy is like watering your yard during a rainstorm — it’s a waste of time. For example, oil prices change not only due to supply and demand, but also as a result of US dollar fluctuations, geopolitical tensions, and more. This blog post focuses on recent technological developments within and how to capture exposure to energy.
One of the macroeconomic areas of risk to the economy is public and private pension liabilities. The former also has an effect on the municipal bond market. The risk to the public and private pension system is underfunding. This happens when a pension fund has liabilities on its balance sheet which outweigh its assets.