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Should a Month of Higher Producer Costs Be Scaring the Federal Reserve About Inflation?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported that producer prices are starting to pose a problem for inflation. Or is that not the case? Prices rose on a ...
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Producer Price Index Moves From Inflation Back to Deflation

Not that long ago, the Federal Reserve and the financial markets were worried about endless inflation ahead. Zoom forward into 2019, with lower oil prices and the Fed admitting it ...
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Consumer Prices Looking More Tame Than Producer Prices

After a hotter than expected Producer Price Index (PPI) reading on Tuesday, investors and consumers can breathe a little easier about the inflation onslaught in 2018 that has been feared ...
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Even Higher Producer Prices vs Consumer Prices Not Spooking the Markets

It was just on Wednesday that the markets were somehow spooked by a higher inflation reading in the January Consumer Price Index report. This CPI came in hotter than expected, ...
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Rising Producer Prices May Have Solidified Fed’s Rate Hike Care

When investors and economists think about the start of a Federal Reserve meeting for interest rates, they generally think of unemployment and inflation in their mix about how the decision ...
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How Wholesale and Retail Inflation Disparity May Pressure the Fed

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 ...
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PPI Report Resurfaces With Hints of Deflation Again

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. The U.S. Department of Labor released ...
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Producer Prices Keep Higher Inflation Theme Alive in February

At odds is just how much a federal funds rate hike is priced into the market. Tuesday's economic reports included the Producer Price Index (PPI). This is a measurement of wholesale ...
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Wholesale Inflation Surged in January, With Caveats

If you have been worried about the inflation bogeyman coming back to get you with a vengeance, the Produce Price Index (PPI) for final demand in January might fit the ...
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PPI Ticks Up Ahead of FOMC Decision on Interest Rates

Wednesday may mark the decision from the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on interest rates, but the morning economic reports brought a last view of wholesale inflation for ...
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Will Producer, Consumer Prices Continue to Show Inflation?

If you have looked at the prices at the gas pump, you might expect that prices are deflationary. If you have medical costs or rent, you might think that there ...
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Producer Price Index Brings Minor Smell of Inflation

Wednesday brought several key economic reports to the financial markets. One of them was the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the Producer Price Index (PPI) for January, a measure ...
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PPI Beats November Estimates

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand increased 0.3% in November, seasonally adjusted, which was well above the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 0.0%. Final demand prices decreased 0.4% in ...
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Fed Rate Hike Conundrum: PPI Signals More Deflationary Pressure

It is no secret that the Federal Reserve wants to raise interest rates. The Fed's dual mandate has been easily met on the employment front, but inflation is just nowhere ...
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Producer Prices Show Mixed Inflation-Deflation Readings

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its reading on wholesale inflation for the month of August. Its Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand may not be as ...
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