U.S. Inflation Rose 0.3% In December; Up 2.1% Over Last 12 Months

Summary

  • News is not good for I Bond investors: Inflation is flat over first three months of rate-setting period.
  • Year-over-year ‘headline’ inflation broke through the 2.0% barrier for the first time since June 2014.
  • Core inflation rose 2.2% in 2016, above the Federal Reserve’s target of 2.0%.

Read my full analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

Also, I have updated my Tracking Inflation and I Bonds page with these new numbers.

And here are the new CPI Indexes for TIPS in February.

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About Tipswatch

Author of Tipswatch.com 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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