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Various Recent Inflation Measures Trending towards 2%

By August 26, 2015No Comments

There are various ways to measure inflation including the headline CPI, as below:

  • CPI or Headline Inflation=0%
  • Core CPI=1.8%
  • Cleveland Median CPI=2.3%
  • Sticky Price CPI by Atlanta Fed=2.2%
  • Dallas Fed Trimmed Mean Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) preferred by FOMC=1.7%

These are year over year numbers. Hence, despite the decline in commodity prices the Fed believes that inflation is heading towards its 2% target.