Consumer Price Index m/m

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What is this indicator?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m is a monthly economic indicator that measures changes in the average prices of a basket of goods and services purchased by households. Specifically, it measures the percentage change in the CPI from one month to the next. The CPI is calculated by taking price data for a variety of goods and services, such as housing, food, transportation, and medical care, and weighting them according to their relative importance in the average household budget.


Why is it important?

The CPI m/m is important because it provides insight into inflation trends and can help policymakers and investors anticipate changes in the economy. Inflation is the rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising, and it can have significant impacts on the economy. When prices are rising too quickly, it can lead to reduced purchasing power for consumers, lower standards of living, and economic instability. Conversely, when prices are rising too slowly, it can lead to stagnant economic growth and deflationary pressures. The CPI m/m is used by the Federal Reserve and other policymakers to make decisions about monetary policy, such as adjusting interest rates or money supply, in order to achieve their inflation targets. Investors also use the CPI m/m to assess the risk and return of various investments, such as bonds and stocks, and to make informed decisions about asset allocation. Overall, the CPI m/m is an important economic indicator that provides insight into inflation trends and can help inform decisions by policymakers and investors.

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