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Glossary Term: INFLATION

Definition(s) for INFLATION:


1. ) A rise in the prices of goods and services

2. ) Increase in the prices for goods and services.

3. ) the number of dollars in circulation exceeds the amount of goods and services available for purchase; inflation results in a decrease in the dollar's value.

4. ) Rise in the prices of goods and services, as happens when spending increase relative to the supply of goods on the market. Moderate inflation is a common result of economic growth. Hyperinflation, with prices rising at 100% a year or more, causes people to lose confidence in the currency and put their assets in hard assets like real estate or gold, which usually retain their value in inflationary times.

5. ) A sustained increase in the general price level or a decline in the value or purchasing power of money.


See Also:
TREASURY INFLATION-PROTECTED SECURITIES (TIPS), INFLATION ACCOUNTING, INFLATION HEDGE, INFLATION RISK, INFLATION-ESCALATOR CLAUSE, WAGE-PUSH INFLATION, INFLATION-ADJUSTED PRINCIPAL, INFLATION-INDEXED SECURITIES, TREASURY INFLATION-INDEXED SECURITIES (TIIS), COST-PUSH INFLATION, DEMAND-PULL INFLATION, INFLATION-INDEXED BONDS, EXPECTED RATE OF INFLATION, INFLATION RATE


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