Source: Direxion Funds
June 30, 2018
- 28% of American jobs do not require any formal educational credential, i.e., not even a high school diploma.
- Over the last 20 years, i.e., 4/30/98 to 4/30/18, inflation in the United States (using the “Consumer Price Index”) has increased +54.2% or +2.2% annually. An individual living on a fixed-income who has not benefited from “cost-of-living” increases would have only 65% of the purchasing power as of 4/30/18 that he/she had 20 years earlier. The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of inflation compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Studies.