Consequent to an increased level of money supply through unprecedented monetary stimulus, an uptick in inflation, thus far proving to be supply rather than consumer driven, was warranted. Whether such price increases are transitory or else persistent is yet an outcome ought to be determined. The sustainability of inflationary pressures has in October continued to be quite a debate. Largely, investors are of the view that temporary price pressures could well be embedded in more long-term expectations and last even as the growth from reopening fades away. A surge in energy prices, due to an increase in both demand and limited capacity, have made matters worse, amplifying fears around longer-lasting inflationary pressures. Click here to access the report