Click for interactive graphic ~~~ Very cool interactive guide to the world’s housing markets from the Economist. Their global house-price index lets you see Prices in real terms, versus average income, or against rents. Note: If you find these sorts of things interesting, it can become a black hole, where you can lose...Read More
By Doug Short: Note from dshort: I've updated this commentary to include the April Consumer Price Index data published last week. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U, or more generally CPI) is the most familiar gauge of inflation in the U.S. Show More Summary
By Doug Short: Note from dshort: I've updated the accompanying charts with the latest Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision...Show More Summary
Today’s drop in inflation is good news for the government. The Consumer Prices Index grew by 2.4 per cent in the year to April 2013, down from March’s 2.8 per… Continue reading The post Inflation falls: but will voters notice? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The inflation rate in the UK’ has fallen to 2.4% in April, according to the Office for National Statistics, compared to 2.8% in March. Lower petrol prices and air fares helped the consumer prices index (CPI) to fall for the first time since September 2012, but food prices continued to rise as cold weather hit crop production. [...]
Here is a price index for commercial real estate that I follow. From CoStar: Annual Pricing Gains Seen Across All Regions and Property Types Despite Seasonal Slowdown in First Quarter 2013 PRICING RECOVERY SLUGGISH IN THE FIRST QUARTER: The two broadest measures of aggregate pricing for commercial properties within the CCRSI—the value-weighted U.S. Show More Summary
According to data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Consumer Price Index fell in April at an annual rate of -4.35 percent. It was the second consecutive monthly decrease and the fastest rate of decrease since late 2008, when the economy was in free fall. Show More Summary
By Doug Short: Note from dshort: The charts in this commentary have been updated to include the May Consumer Price Index news release for the April data. The Fed justified a previous round of quantitative easing "to promote a stronger...Show More Summary
By Doug Short: Note from dshort: This commentary has been revised to include the April Real Retail Sales using yesterday's release of the Consumer Price Index. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions. Show More Summary
By Doug Short: The May 2012 Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released today puts the April year-over-year inflation rate at 1.06%, dramatically below the 3.92% average since the end of the Second World War. For a comparison...Show More Summary
Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy: The Consumer Price Index fell -0.4% in April, but rose 0.1% ex-food and -energy. On a year-over-year basis, the headline CPI is up 1.1% and the core is up 1.7%. April housing starts fell -16.5% to a 0.853 million annual rate. Housing permits, conversely, jumped [...]
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis for April, according to a Labor Department report (link opens in PDF) released today. This is in line with March's report of a revised 0.2% drop driven primarily...Show More Summary
The Fed justified a previous round of quantitative easing "to promote a stronger pace of economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at levels consistent with its mandate".
The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning: According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% (1.8% annualized rate) in April. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% (1.0% annualized rate) during the month. Show More Summary
Consumer prices declined for the second straight month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The consumer price index (CPI)Read the Rest...
The U.S. Producer Price Index signaled deflation in April, industrial production dipped 0.5%, and eurozone GDP clocked in at a worse-than-expected 0.2% contraction in the first quarter — and yet the broad-based S&P 500 hit a record high yesterday. For skeptics like me, that’s an opportunity to see whether companies have earned their current valuations. [...]
The U.S. Producer Price Index signaled deflation in April, industrial production dipped 0.5%, and eurozone GDP clocked in at a worse-than-expected 0.2% contraction in the first quarter -- and yet the broad-based S&P 500 hit a record high yesterday. Show More Summary
Heads up! Minutes away from the release of the April Consumer Price Index, due out at 8:30 AM ET. Economists predict that consumer prices fell 0.3% in April from the previous month after posting a 0.2% decline in March. Stripping food...Show More Summary
Today was a bit of a head-scratcher, given that much of the economic data that dominated the scene wasn't particularly encouraging. Domestically, the U.S. Labor Department said the Producer Price Index, or PPI, delivered a 0.7% contraction...Show More Summary
The Producer Price Index for finished goods fell by a seasonally adjusted 0.7% for April, according to a Labor Department report (link opens in PDF) released today. After falling 0.6% for March, market analysts' overall April prediction...Show More Summary