US inflation rises 0.2% in October

I am at work today so I can only post the facts:

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 0.2% before seasonal adjustment.

Non-seasonally adjusted inflation – which is used to adjust the principal balance of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities and set future interest rates on US Savings I Bonds – decreased a slight 0.04% in October, and was up 0.2% over the last 12 months.

I have updated my Tracking Inflation and I Bonds page to reflect these new numbers.


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Author of blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.
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3 Responses to US inflation rises 0.2% in October

  1. Silver_Stacker says:

    Thanks for the link to the inflation tracker.

  2. Bill says:

    We now have the information needed to predict the 1099-OID for TIPS. For bonds held through the whole year, there was a slight increase, so a positive OID. But for the 5-yr bonds that matured in April, the inflation adjustment was large and negative. So it looks like my 1099-OID will be negative for 2015. Any experience dealing with one like that?

    • tipswatch says:

      I am pretty sure the negative OIDs will offset any positive OIDs. Right now we are looking at a 0.2% increase in inflation over the last 12 months, which could still rise – possibly – by the end of the year. Gasoline prices seem to be heading down again, which will limit inflation in the near term.

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