A inflationary asset is one in which the supply of the asset is increasing. It is generally desireable for a currency to have a small predictable amount of deflation on long time periods as this encourages investments in productive-asset and stimulate economic growth and the creation of jobs.

The dollar is an example of an asset which is inflationary due to the monetary policy of the central-banks.

See also deflationary asset.


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