consumer price index Archive

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (November 2015)

There was a slight uptick in the broad consumer inflation measure in November. More interesting is the housing components, which continue to show high figures. Housing shortage still persists and this condition will jack-up the broad inflation rate in...

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 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...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (May 2015)

There is no inflation in the latest data.  However, prepare for higher inflation and likely higher mortgage rates later in the year because the impact of non-inflationary pressure from low gasoline prices will have mostly dissipated by November.  Specifically,...

Latest Consumer Inflation (March 2015)

There is no inflation to speak of as consumer prices did not change over the past 12 months to March.  However, apartment rents continue to show heat with a 3.5 percent gain.  If there were to be some rise...