consumer price index

It was just on Tuesday that the markets had to deal with a hot inflationary number that was stronger than what had been seen in several years. But consumer readings were far less hot than the...
When most people think of inflation they might get tricked into thinking that the prices of goods and services all rise across the board. The reality is that inflationary is a basket of prices, so...
Millions of Social Security recipients and retirees will receive a 2% increase in benefits next year, the largest gain since 2012.
After a somewhat disappointing reading on wholesale inflation from the Producer Price Index, now there is at least some positive surprise on the Consumer Price Index for August.
On a day when the Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates, investors, economists and business owners might wonder what lower inflation readings will do to the decision.
Full employment, inflation at the top of the Fed's target range, expected tax cuts, pro-growth and reflationary policies: eventually these will add up to rate hikes.
Just last week, producer prices indicated a stalling out at the wholesale level. But what happens in prices at the consumer level often lags the wholesale level.
While the latest Consumer Price Index may not look extremely hot on inflationary pressures, its supports why the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate on Wednesday.
August's Consumer Price Index contained a bit more inflation at the consumer level than the Producer Price Index did at the wholesale level.
That 2.0% to 2.5% inflation target of the Federal Reserve is just proving to be more than elusive. The U.S. Department of Labor has released its consumer price index (CPI) for July, and the monthly...
If the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ends up voting to hold the target fed funds rate as is, then a potentially embarrassing situation for the Fed could develop.
Following an unexpectedly negative Producer Price Index for March, the Consumer Price Index also showed that consumer inflation was weaker than expected for the month.
This week the economic calendar will bring two readings on the inflation/deflation front: producer prices and consumer prices. Both reports measure prices paid and are released by the U.S. Department...
Here is where the Fed will have enough ammunition to talk rates higher: the annualized core CPI, sans food and energy, was up 2.3% in February from a year ago. That is versus a 2.2% gain in January.
Wednesday, March 16, will see four sets of crucial data hitting Wall Street all at the same time. What we see on Wednesday could help determine trends in commodities and bond markets particularly.