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Definition of Inflation

Inflation

  1. The act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.
  2. The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity.
  3. Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of currency.

Inflation Quotations

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway

Cash - in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits - is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money.
Suze Orman

The reality is that business and investment spending are the true leading indicators of the economy and the stock market. If you want to know where the stock market is headed, forget about consumer spending and retail sales figures. Look to business spending, price inflation, interest rates, and productivity gains.
Mark Skousen

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Sam Ewing

Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won't grow any faster than the rate of inflation.
Suze Orman
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Inflation Translations

inflation in Dutch is inflatie
inflation in French is inflation, gonflage
inflation in German is Geldentwertung, Inflation
inflation in Italian is inflazione
inflation in Latin is inflatio
inflation in Spanish is inflacion