Recession, Stagflation Possibilities Are 50/50 at Best

By Logan Wamsley

Much of the recent media cycle has been dedicated to speculation regarding the potential for an economic recession, not just in the U.S. but across the world. But how likely is it at this point that a recession will actually occur? That question is difficult to answer with certainty, but most economists at this point…

Inflation Hits a New High. What Can Manufacturers Do?

By Logan Wamsley

A new report was just issued by the U.S. Labor Department containing the latest inflation figures, and despite significant interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve with more promised by the end of the year, the news is worse than even the worst estimates predicted. According to the report, prices raised 9.1% from a year…

Inflation and Shipping Costs Hit All-Time Highs

By Logan Wamsley

In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s recent announcements that they will reduce their balance sheet by as much as $95 billion per month — with anticipation they will deliver two half-point interest rate hikes in the coming months — inflation remains at approximately 8.5%, its highest level in over 40 years. The warning signs…

Supply Chain Shortages for Semiconductors to Last to 2024, Says Intel CEO

By Logan Wamsley

If there was any hope that the electronic component and semiconductor markets are on the upswing, many of those hopes were squashed in a recent CNBC interview with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger. According to Gelsinger, he expects the semiconductor industry to face supply chain shortages until at least 2024. Gelsinger’s comments come following the release…

Inflation, COVID-19 Continue to Wreck the Global Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

Inflation continues to rise at historic levels. According to the Consumer Price Index, inflation is increasing at its fastest pace in 40 years a reported 7.9% increase in February. The reasons for such a steep climb are varied and include the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has among other things caused gas prices to…