The BLS announced last week that headline CPI increased by 0.2% in November. Core CPI (ex food and energy) also increased by a reported 0.2%. These are seasonally adjusted month to month changes. The year over year changes in Core CPI have been running above the Fed's 2% target for about a year. Headline CPI is still below target but rising fast as energy prices rebound.
How Economists and The Fed See Inflation
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David Stockman’s Contra Corner isn’t your typical financial tipsheet. Instead it’s an ongoing dialogue about what’s really happening in the markets… the economy… and governments… so you can understand the world around you and make better decisions for yourself.
David believes the world -- certainly the United States -- is at a great inflection point in human history. The massive credit inflation of the last three decades has reached its apogee and is now going to splatter spectacularly.
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