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Inflation: Fed Prepping for a Hiking Trip?



Headline inflation numbers for the United States and Europe have turned around. In February, monthly gains in the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) deflator turned positive for the first time since last fall.  For the Eurozone, inflation seems to have…

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2 Indices: The Battle over How Bad Inflation Isn’t



If you’re looking for a gauge on U.S. inflation, you’ve got two primary options. There’s CPI – the consumer price index. And there’s PCE – personal consumption expenditures. Both CPI and PCE serve as broad measures of inflation (i.e. how much prices are going up on consumer goods and…

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