Can’t resist the temptation to repeat my suspicions that zero interest rate policy is deflationary from the supply and the demand side.
Great number for low for long camp; gives Fed ample cover to stay on hold.
Y/Y Core now at 34yr low of 0.9%; but likely to bottom around these levels as base comparisons begin to get a bit tougher.
Headline CPI -.07% m/m; Core +.05%
Trend variables stay on trend; volatile components offsetting
- OER unch; medical 0.2%; education 0.2%
- Apparel -0.7%; Lodging away from home +1.4%