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Today's big stories

  1. US inflation cooled off in August, suggesting the Fed might’ve been right all along
  2. Our analyst looked at whether “ethereum killer” Solana justifies its 5,430% jump in the last year – Read Now
  3. Job vacancies in the UK have reached new highs, so it might be time to ask for a raise

Peakaboo

Peakaboo

What’s Going On Here?

Data out on Tuesday showed US inflation rose less than expected in August, and there are signs it might all be downhill from here.

What Does This Mean?

There are a cocktail of factors behind America’s rising prices this year: pandemic-related bottlenecks, a sudden rebound in demand, and ongoing government support programs that have more-or-less constantly been pumping cash into the economy. All told, it’s driven consumer prices 5.3% higher in August than the same time last year.

But here’s the thing: that rise is down from July’s 13-year high of 5.4%, while the “core” inflation measure – which leaves out more unstable food and energy prices – eased slightly as well. And that’s a sure(ish) indication that those price rises are finally calming down a bit.

Why Should I Care?

For markets: Told you so.
This news will come as a relief to the US Federal Reserve (the Fed), which has maintained for a while that high inflation will fizzle out and has, in turn, stuck to its guns on leaving interest rates where they are. And now that the Fed’s decision looks like it’s been vindicated, investors – worried about the damage higher rates could do to stocks – can breathe a little easier too.

The bigger picture: This could still backfire.
Developed countries around the world are feeling the pinch of inflation right now, but the US is getting squeezed most of all. It’s not hard to see why: the US government flooded the country with dollars when it rolled out rescue packages worth 25% of its economy. That’s helped it recover more quickly than most, sure, but it could also mean the US is battling inflation for a lot longer than its rivals are.

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Analyst Take

Is Solana The One True “Ethereum Killer”?

What’s Going On Here?

Ethereum might be one of the biggest names in the crypto world, but it’s far from invincible.

In fact, its weaknesses have put it in the crosshairs of a few so-called “ethereum killers” that want the number two spot for themselves.

Of those, Solana is the most promising: it offers some of the lowest transaction fees on the market, and handles 65,000 transactions per second – putting ethereum’s 30 to shame.

All that’s to say, it’s little wonder SOL – Solana’s token – is up 5,430% in the last year, bringing the newbie crypto into the top ten of biggest market caps.

But like we say, it’s not the only ethereum killer on the market.

So that’s today’s Insight: whether it’ll be the killer to bring ethereum to its knees, and whether there’s still time to ride its upward trajectory.

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All Talk

What’s Going On Here?

Data out on Tuesday showed UK job vacancies have hit record highs, so the country’s bosses had better action some blue-sky thinking before COP to manage these optics.

What Does This Mean?

It looks like British companies are quite done slacking off, as job openings top one million for the first time and the unemployment rate ticks down to 4.6%. In other words, there are fewer people looking for work and more than enough jobs for them to apply for – a sharp turnaround from this time last year.

Of course, “more than enough” jobs could be a problem in itself, with companies now likely to find filling them more of a struggle. But that shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise: this year has seen the biggest drop in the number of Brits either in work or looking for it since the early 1990s. And while the pandemic hasn’t helped, Brexit – which has made it harder to bring in workers from outside the UK – should probably hold its hands up and say “My bad” for this one.

Why Should I Care?

The bigger picture: Britain takes back control.
The Brexit effect is making life difficult in other ways too: it’s adding fuel to the fire that is the world’s struggling supply chain, which might be why the UK government has just delayed introducing new checks on products imported from the European Union (EU) until 2022. No such luck for Britain’s exporters, though, which still have to fill out piles of paperwork to meet the EU’s own stringent checks.

For you personally: Now, about that raise… 
All these scrambles for staff probably mean one thing: companies will offer higher and higher wages to attract someone qualified, enthusiastic, or – heck, even having a pulse will probably do at this stage (tweet this). So if that’s you, it just might be worth turning on those LinkedIn notifications...

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You’re very pro-Earth, totally about this little spinning marble we live on. You don’t want any bigger a carbon footprint than you already have, or to make life more difficult for future generations who will gaze up at you with wide eyes and ask “What did you do about climate change?” But then… bitcoin is a promising investment. So how do you square those two circles? How To Be Greener About Bitcoin is a good place to start.

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