U.S. Inflation Increased 0.2% In April, Below Expectations

Summary

  • Headline inflation was 2.2% over the last 12 months, down from 2.7% in February.
  • Year-over-year core inflation dropped to 1.9%, the lowest number since October 2015.
  • These numbers ease pressure on the Federal Reserve. Rate increases coming? Probably, but no surprises.

Read my full analysis at SeekingAlpha.com

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

And here are the new TIPS inflation indexes for June.

 

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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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