CPI

CPI stands for Consumer Price Index. The CPI is a measure that is used by most governments around the world. It measures the changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is a statistical estimate that is constructed using the prices of a sample representative of the population. The annual percentage change in CPI is used to measure inflation. Governments usually base their interest-rate policies on the level of change in the CPI.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says inflation went up by 0.3% in June, solidifying market expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. The BLS released its monthly Consumer Price Index report on Friday July 17th.…

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report on the consumer price index (CPI) for April. The CPI increased 0.1% month-over-month in April. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 22, 2015.) Meanwhile, the core CPI,…

While the U.S. economy is apparently improving (at least that’s what the media has been telling us), there are more municipalities defaulting on bond payments and facing widening budget deficits. Moody’s Investors Services just released a study on the municipal…

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), a not-for-profit research group, believes that the Consumer Price Index (CPI)—as measured by the government—does not reflect the true inflation rate in this country. The AIER believes that the true cost of living…