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Russian Sanctions Stagflation Driver

Economics / Stagflation May 07, 2022 - 06:10 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Economics

Knock out 20% of the world's gas exports and 10% of the worlds exports and how can you not expect even higher inflation. Even worse for Europe where several nations such as Germany rely on Russia for upto 40% of their gas. Whilst for the UK 4% of russian gas may not sound like much but the impact has been on gas prices that had already soared several fold before the Ukraine invasion have now doubled once more. with the risks that the sanctions blitzkrieg prompts Russia to pull the plug on EU gas that will trigger gas rationing among many nations such as Germany and Italy which means INDUSTRY will take a hit thus further disrupting supply chains and hence continuing to put upwards pressure on prices as component and finished goods supply chains are further disrupted which easily translates into EU inflation surging higher by an additional 2% and reduction in GDP of at least 0.5%.


Whilst it is beyond the scope of this article to forecast oil prices, nevertheless if the West sanctions Russian oil and gas then how can that not push oil prices to new highs, maybe not as far as $200 that often gets bandied about but to at least $150 a barrell that would both be highly inflationary and at the same time deflationary in terms of global economic output, RISING PRICES, FALING ECONOMIC OUTPUT = STAGFLATION!

You want to know the playbook for what could transpire, go back to to the mid 1970's with the wars in the middle east for how bad things could get, which also acted to worsening an existing out of control inflation trend as looks likely to rhyme with the Ukraine war in 2022. With full employment how long before workers start demanding real terms pay increases and then we will be off to the inflation races for a whole DECADE! This is what happens when governments and their central banks lose control of inflation, it is not easy to get back under control! Which is all that high interest rates will do is to dampen economic activity to SLOW the rate of INFLATION rather than to bring it down.

Why do you think I am taking the risk of buying AI tech stocks ahead of probable economic contraction? A drop in corporate earnings that will send most stocks sharply lower because at least I have a fair chance of good stocks being indexed to the inflation mega-trend and thus survive the inflation blood bath whilst all those waiting for the bottom will be buying with fiat currency that has lost perhaps 50% of it's value! And thus all that they will be able to buy are the garbage stocks with contracting or even worse no earnings. At these times you want to hold the BEST STOCKS NOT GARBAGE stocks which are for bull market FOMO mania"s and not during times of economic stress!

This article in an excerpt from my most recent extensive analysis focused on UK House Prices Three Trend Forecast 2022 to 2025, where I pealed away multiple layers of the UK housing market of to arrive at a high probability of trend forecast.

UK House Prices Trend Forecast 2022 to 2025

THE INFLATION MEGA-TREND
WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO INVEST IN STOCKS AND HOUSING
High Inflation Forecast for Whole of this Decade Due to Rampant Money Printing
Fed Inflation Strategy Revealed
Russian Sanctions Stagflation Driver

RECESSION RISKS 2023
UK Debt Inflation Smoking Gun
Britains' Hyper Housing Market
UK Population Growth Forecast 2010 to 2030
UK House Building and Population Growth Analysis
UK Over Crowding Ratio
Overcrowding Implications for UK House Prices
UK Housing Market Affordability
UK House Prices Real Terms Sustainable Trend
UK House Prices Relative to GDP Growth
UK House Prices Momentum Forecast
UK House Prices and the Inflation Mega-trend
Lets Get Jiggy With UK INTEREST RATES
Is the US Yield Curve Inversion Broken?
UK house Prices and Yield Curve Inversions
Interest Rates How High WIll they Go?
Work From Home Inflationary BOOM?
Formulating a UK House Prices Forecast 
UK House Prices 2022 to 2025 Trend Forecast Conclusion
Peering into the Mists of TIme
Risks to the Forecasts
US House Prices Trend Forecast 2022-2024

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