Consumer Price Index (CPI)
CPI stands for Consumer Price Index. It is the most watched economic indicator. It is calculated/released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is part of the Department of Labor.
What does CPI measure?
It measures the change in price of goods and services purchased by the consumers excluding investment items such as stocks, bonds, real estates and life insurance. In short, CPI measures the cost of living. The CPI is released monthly.
Why do we (traders) care?
Consumer Price Index accounts for the majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency evaluation. As promised in the beginning of the year that I will publish the most watched economic news annual dates. I’ve already published Non Farm Payrolls annual dates. To get started with your yearly plan, check this post here.
Below is the United States Consumer Price Index 2020 schedule. Thank you for stopping by and reading this post. Please share with your friends and stay tuned for more.