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Battle of the Dueling Price Indexes



In this blog post, I would like to discuss the widening gap between core Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal Consumer Expenditure (PCE) inflation. In April, the core (ex-food and energy) CPI increased at the fastest monthly pace since August 2011, 0.3%. Year over year, core CPI inflation…

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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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