The official inflation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that inflation fell 0.2% in February, but that decline was determined by a whopping 13% drop in gasoline prices, which began rising in March. Every other price category showed an increase, and core inflation is up 2.3% over the last 12 months. That’s not deflation; it’s moderate inflation.
I posted an analysis at SeekingAlpha.com, including an update on the inflation-based variable rate on US Savings I Bonds. Hope you’ll click through and read it:
I also updated my ‘Tracking Inflation and I Bonds‘ page with the new numbers.