TITLE

Escalating situation

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, James
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Money Marketing;5/21/2009, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the solutions taken by the several finance companies to bring back inflation after deflation as hit with 0.4% retail price index (RPI) level in Great Britain. It is said that the monetary policy called quantitative easing is expected to drive down rates and renewed equity strength. Another approach is to work out the net present value of an RPI-linked annuity based on various inflation levels. It is stated that fixed-rate escalating annuities can help bring inflation back.
ACCESSION #
41687510

 

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