#inflation Blog Posts


$4.25 Filet Mignon Now Costs $70: Understanding Inflation, Stagflation And Commodities

Sept. 27, 2021
Over time prices rise due to inflation, however, the pattern is never a straight line. Historical data show inflation tends to erupt in bursts. Credible experts think the next inflationary burst is around the corner.

New & Used Medium & Heavy-Duty Truck Prices Will Likely Continue Rising Amid Components Shortages

Sept. 14, 2021
Widespread supply chain constraints, from semiconductors to specialty components, are causing production uncertainty amid strong demand for new and used medium and heavy-duty trucks.

US Home Supply Is Increasing, Higher Construction Costs Could Keep Prices Elevated

Aug. 23, 2021
Nationwide inventory recently began to increase after a multi-year downtrend. Higher building products costs and a tight labor market could keep home prices elevated.

Used Vehicle Prices Continued To Moderate In August

Aug. 22, 2021
Prices for used vehicles fell slightly for the third consecutive month. Supply challenges continue to impact production.
Semiconductor chips

Semiconductor Shortages Could Result In Higher Farm And Construction Equipment Prices

May 19, 2021
Global semiconductor shortages may curtail new equipment production, resulting in higher used equipment prices.
Many construction cranes building skyscrapers

Construction Cost Inflation Continues To Climb In April 2021

May 7, 2021
Surging commodity prices, strong demand, and strained logistics networks are pressuring construction costs.
SUV on road

Used Vehicle Prices Continue To Soar In April 2021, Hitting New Record

April 25, 2021
Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reached its highest recorded value in early April, adding pressure to a growing inflation theme.

Used Vehicle Prices Soared 6% In March

April 9, 2021
Strong demand and reduced new vehicle supply given the global semiconductor shortage are increasing used vehicle prices. Tightness is expected to persist through most of 2021.
Sun shining over farmland

Sun Continues To Shine On Farmland Outlook

April 8, 2021
Farmland prices have increased for the first time since 2013, driven by strong commodity prices and low-interest rates. Surveys suggest the outlook is very bright.
Construction crew working at jobsite

Construction Product Supply Expected To Remain Tight Near Term

April 8, 2021
Strong demand and recent supply challenges including the Suez Canal blockage are adding pressure to an already tight market.
Corn fields in central Iowa

Set Your Focus On $8-10 / bu Corn Between 2021-2023

March 10, 2021
The outlook for corn is very positive given improved supply and demand fundamentals as well as supportive macroeconomic backdrop.
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