Consumer Archive

Consumer Price Index: Higher Rates in Sight?

Inflation is nonexistent with no changes to the consumer price index from one year ago. Some components are, however, making marked changes. Gasoline prices are 27 percent below one year ago, rents are rising at near 4 percent, and...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (September 2015)

Though the headline shows no inflation, rents are now rising at the fastest pace in 7 years. Moreover egg prices are up 37 percent from one year ago. The lower gasoline prices are in essence masking much of inflationary...

Higher Consumer Spending Leads to Declining Retail Vacancies

The economy performed better than expected in the second quarter of this year. Recently revised data show that real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 3.7 percent, to $16.3 trillion, according to the Bureau of...

Latest Consumer Confidence (August 2015)

Consumers are confident, even as the stock market gyrates and shakes. Rising employment and a solid boost to housing equity for a majority of households are evidently more than sufficient to overcome the fall in the stock market. Specifically,...

Latest Consumer Price Index (July 2015)

There is no inflation to speak of, but rents are now rising at the fastest pace in nearly seven years. The smiles from lower gasoline prices are quickly getting cracked by the hard squeeze on higher housing cost, which...