5-Year, 5-Year Forward Inflation Expectation Rate (T5YIFR)
versus Oil-Price (WTI)
The following series is a measure of expected inflation (on average) over the five-year period that begins five years from today. Please remember: If the investment-yield of your investments is < Inflation,...
...then your investments are producing NEGATIVE Results (in real terms; in NOMINAL terms you might not see/feel the difference ;-) "A perfect optical illusion"
In the chart above you see a comparison of the WTI-Oil price (evolution) versus the 5year-expected inflation in 5 years. Both time-series are indexed to 100 as per January 2015.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 5-Year, 5-Year Forward Inflation Expectation Rate [T5YIFR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/T5YIFR, April 26, 2018