PPI

Measuring the true rate of inflation might not be as easy as it seems. After a weak wholesale inflation reading for September, consumer inflation ticked up in September.
Jon C. Ogg
The Federal Reserve has been trying to get inflation closer to its 2% mandate for some time, but the current economy just isn't allowing it.
Jon C. Ogg
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that producer prices are starting to pose a problem for inflation. Or is that not the case?
Jon C. Ogg
The Department of Labor reported that the Producer Price Index for final demand fell more than expected in December.
Jon C. Ogg
Investors and consumers can breathe a little easier about the inflation onslaught in 2018 that has been feared so much.
Jon C. Ogg
Thursday's report on producer prices was actually hotter than the consumer report when it comes to inflationary pressures.
Jon C. Ogg
If the Federal Reserve can get inflation up to the 2.0% to 2.5% target, then it can easily justify its quest to keep normalizing interest rates with rate hikes.
Jon C. Ogg
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...
Jon C. Ogg
It's one thing to say that there is no serious inflation. It's another issue entirely to be talking about the threat of deflation again.
Jon C. Ogg
With the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting kicking off on Tuesday and with a decision on interest rates due on Wednesday afternoon, investors are scrutinizing every last minute bit of...
Jon C. Ogg
If you have been worried about the inflation bogeyman coming back to get you with a vengeance, the Produce Price Index for final demand in January might fit the bill of a scary tale.
Jon C. Ogg
Wednesday may mark the decision from the Federal Reserve on interest rates, but the morning economic reports brought a last view of wholesale inflation for Janet Yellen and her Fed presidents to...
Jon C. Ogg
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...
Jon C. Ogg
The Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the Producer Price Index for January is a measure of wholesale inflation based on final demand.
Jon C. Ogg
The seasonally adjusted Producer Price Index (PPI) increased more than expected in November.
Chris Lange