If the homeownership component in CPI mirrors the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, CPI would jump 5.1%! Not to speak of new & used vehicle prices, which I nevertheless speak of.
Need a used pickup truck? Forget it, or pay out of your nose for it. But even spurned mid-sized cars are seeing stunning price increases.
Americans trying to buy a new vehicle will end up paying more.
Durable goods inflation +3.3%. Food inflation +3.4%. Services inflation rising, but still held down by battered airline fares, lodging, event tickets, etc. — until people start traveling and going to events again.
“L-shaped recovery” for mass transit. Per person, vehicle miles were already in long-term decline since 2003. Than came 2020.
What’s going on in the Wall Street Hype Machine regarding the EV space is hilarious, when you think about it for a moment.
If folks say they see no inflation, they should look at industry reports now bragging about steep price increases. And consumers are willing to pay those prices – the sign of a sea change.
Amazon, UPS, and FedEx, in search of cost savings, partnered with startups that are now rolling out electric vans. Has Ford, the leader in vans, dropped the ball?
Even the huge used-vehicle market got knocked down, except for older, cheaper used vehicles.
Global revenues, deliveries, market share, income, and for your amusement the WTF stock prices.