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Newsfeed: Deflationary Tsunami On Deck: A “Tidal Wave” Of Discounts And Crashing Prices

Newsfeed: Deflationary Tsunami On Deck: A “Tidal Wave” Of Discounts And Crashing Prices

Three weeks ago, we showed readers what happens when the infamous “Bullwhip effect” reversal takes place by presenting the unprecedented surge in the “Inventory to Sales” ratio for a broad range of US retailers covering the furniture, home furnishings and appliances, building materials and garden equipment, and a category known as “other general merchandise,” which includes Walmart and Target. Since then, this ratio has only gotten even more extended, and as shown below it is now at the highest level since the bursting of the dot com bubble!

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