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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reflationnoun

    inflation of currency after a period of deflation; restore the system to a previous state

Wiktionary

  1. reflationnoun

    The act of restoring a deflated general level of prices to a previous or desired level.

    Etymology: parallel to deflation

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  1. Reflation

    Reflation is the act of stimulating the economy by increasing the money supply or by reducing taxes, seeking to bring the economy back up to the long-term trend, following a dip in the business cycle. It is the opposite of disinflation, which seeks to return the economy back down to the long-term trend. Reflation, which can be considered a form of inflation, is contrasted with inflation in that "bad" inflation is inflation above the long-term trend line, while reflation is a recovery of the price level when it has fallen below the trend line. For example, if inflation had been running at a 3% rate, but for one year it falls to 0%, the following year would need 6% inflation to catch back up to the long-term trend. This higher than normal inflation is considered reflation, since it is a return to trend, not exceeding the long-term trend. This distinction is predicated on a theory of economic growth where there is long-term growth in the economy and price level, which is widely accepted in economics. Just as disinflation is considered an acceptable antidote to high inflation, reflation is considered to be an antidote to deflation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of reflation in a Sentence

  1. Chief Investment Officer Dan Ivascyn:

    We do like areas of the market that can benefit from ongoing reflation. So we remain fairly constructive on commodities.

  2. Neil Dwane:

    Unlike 2010, the eurozone banking system is much better insulated from possible contagion following the latest negative developments in Greece, nevertheless, we would expect a markdown of EZ (eurozone) banks in particular as they have been recent strong performers and clear beneficiaries of the rather simplistic 'Europe is recovering' reflation trade.

  3. Neil Dwane:

    Nevertheless, we would expect a markdown of EZ (eurozone) banks in particular as they have been recent strong performers and clear beneficiaries of the rather simplistic 'Europe is recovering' reflation trade.

  4. The Australian:

    First, it means the Norges Bank will buy 18 billion more NOK in February than in January, which adds a flow supportive argument to NOK after a week where the stagnating reflation theme weighed, secondly, the larger NOK buying pace will drain liquidity from the interbank market, which puts upward pressure on NOK FRA/OIS spreads. By extension, this will improve the carry case of a long NOK position.

  5. Jeremy Stretch:

    For now at least, the optimism that we’re hoping for has been somewhat delayed and that has taken a little bit of steam out of the euro and just put a little bit of support back in the dollar but ultimately I think it is still a case of those high-beta commodity currencies, reflation currencies, will continue to perform well.

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