U.S. Inflation Jumped 0.5% In January, Higher Than Expected

Summary

  • The 0.5% increase in ‘headline’ inflation was well above the 0.3% consensus estimate.
  • Core inflation rose 0.3%, also above the consensus estimate of 0.2%.
  • Non-seasonally adjusted inflation rose 0.54% in January; what does this mean for holders of TIPS and I Bonds?

Read my full analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

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

And here are the new March Inflation Indexes for all TIPS.

 

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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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