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Deflation is the decline in prices for goods and services that happens when the inflation rate dips below 0%.
What causes negative inflation or deflation?
Find out what deflation is, what causes it, how it hurts the economy and how it can lead to a worsening cycle of deflation that is hard to break.
Understanding Deflation vs. Disinflation
Although they may sound the same, deflation should not be confused with disinflation. Deflation is a decrease in general price levels of throughout an economy, while disinflation is what happens when price inflation slows down temporarily.
Why is Deflation a Central Bank's Worst Nightmare?
The measures taken by central banks seem to be winning the battle against deflation, but it is too early to tell if they have won the war.
Can Deflation Be Good?
General economic theory consensus rules that deflation is bad for the economy. But the Swiss economy is growing despite a drop in prices.
Inflation and Deflation: Keep Your Portfolio Safe
Inflation and deflation are opposite sides of the same coin. When both threaten, here's how to construct your diversified portfolio to keep it safe.
The Upside of Deflation
Deflation has continued to pop up throughout economic history—but is that such a bad thing?
Debt deflation is a concept that pertains to debt’s effects on the price of properties, goods and services.
Deflation Impacts Consumers
Deflation affects consumers; they thrive in the short term, but in the long term, deflation can be disastrous for consumers.
Why Is Deflation Bad for the Economy?
Deflation can adversely affect the economy in significant ways.