The Fed Waited Too Long: Hear Comes Inflation
How Deflation in food and energy is inflationary in wages and core CPI
It should have been a warning sign to the Fed when Walmart of all people voluntarily raises wages across the board for its employees, they aren`t doing this out of the kindness of their heart. If one takes a look at the JOLTS numbers, and the competition for employees in a tightening labor market, wages are going to have to rise to compete for the available labor pool. 2015 is going to be the year of the wages, and inflation is going to blow through the Fed`s 2% target towards the end of the year once the bad energy comp components come out of the data set.