Low and slow inflation, stoked by the Fed’s accommodative monetary policy, has braised the U.S. economy since the end of the financial crisis. Moderate inflation is traditionally viewed by some as a sign of economic strength. As companies earn more and expand, they hire more employees who ultimately take home their pay and spend it. However, some see the added cash in the system only serving to drive prices up.
Sources: Bloomberg LP, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis