This Sucks: August Inflation Up MORE Than Expected

This Sucks: August Inflation Up More Than Expected
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At a glance

  • The Fed’s preferred gauge shows inflation accelerated even more than expected in August.
  • The personal consumption expenditures price index excluding food and energy rose 0.6% for the month after being flat in July. That was faster than the 0.5% Dow Jones estimate and another indication that inflation is broadening.
  • The Fed generally favors core PCE as the broadest indicator of where prices are heading as it adjusts for consumer behavior. In the case of either core or headline, the data Friday from the Commerce Department shows inflation running well above the central bank’s 2% long-run target.

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