So i decided to go for an easy game and i was playing castile which happens to own a gold province from the get-go. And as I play castile I begin to notice frigtheningly disturbing fluctuations in my annual inflation rates. I had decided to be very conservitive from the beginning until I have Govs, so I was trying to keep my inflation at .10< annually. I began to notice that despite keeping to this strategy there were at times when inflation would jump up to .45-.50 annually even if the knob was untouched. When you check the inflation info it tells you your inflation is a component of 2 factors, your treasury/(how much you want to gain or lose on monthly income), and gold which I imagine to be respective to your gold production. When the inflation was .10< the gold component contributed absolutely nothing to the inflation factor. However when the inflation fluctuates the gold production seems to exggerate inflation (as we all know its supposed to), but there was some activity that i was involved causing this fluctuation. And so I think Im down to 2 culprits. I believe the gold inflationary factor in this case 1)stability; i noticed i was around 0-+1 when this was fluctuating and by +2-+3 stabilty I was back to less then .10 annually. 2) I had 1 loan which i paid on time. Has anyone got any ideas??????