U.S. Inflation Rose 0.2% In February; I Bond Investors Get Bit Of Good News

Summary

  • In a reversal of recent trends, food and energy prices increased while other prices were muted.
  • Core inflation rose only 0.1% in the month, below the consensus estimate of 0.2%.
  • Non-seasonally adjusted inflation rose 0.42% in February, a bit of good news for I Bonds’ variable rate reset, coming May 1.

February’s non-seasonally adjusted increase of 0.42% is good news for holders of – and possible future investors in – I Bonds.

Read my full analysis on SeekingAlpha.com

Check my Tracking Inflation and I Bonds page for the updated numbers.

And here are the new April 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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