CPI-U

CPI is “Tame” but not for the reasons the Media would have you believe

by John Galt May 15, 2012 22:30 ET   The usual suspects are at their propaganda inspired best with the monthly BLS report on consumer prices. The mainstream media has the usual headlines:May 15, 2012 22:30 ET   US Consumer-Price Index Unchanged; Core Rate Climbs 0.2% US April consumer prices flat as gasoline drops US consumer prices flat as gas costs fall   In other words, gas distorted reality as the reality is that the impacts on things the average American need or use every month increased except for electrical utilities…


The 1-3-6 Month Treasury Bill Yields are not Signalling the All Clear

by John Galt January 8, 2012 20:45 ET The incessant screaming that the markets are fine, the economy is recovering, and don’t worry about Europe as we’ll bail them out and life will move forward into a new era of unicorns flying across the skies, painting them purple as they poop rainbows and Skittles. Of course what the bubblemedia, economists, and some biased news broadcasters, er, scratch that, all biased newscasters, will not tell the average viewer is that literally hundreds of billions of dollars are tied up in short term…


October C.P.I. for Necessities – Operation Occupy Inflation in your Wallet

By John Galt November 16, 2011 – 08:45 ET The big buzz today will be “see, we’ve tamed inflation” but the reality is that it was a month over month drop in the overall rate of inflation, not a decrease in prices for the things the average person needs to survive. Since the average American has fallen prey to this propaganda and believes that a 0.1% drop in the headline number suddenly means their 16 oz. cereal box will return any day now at the same price (wish in one hand,…


CPI Necessities & CPI Cash for Clunkers Chart Updates

By John Galt August 22, 2011 – 10:00 ET The charts that I have been maintaining for over a year now are available within the economic charts pages to the right for permanent review and of course, after the releases on these pages. Now that my schedule has gone from just madly insane to regular insane, these charts will be updated in a more timely manner. No commentary really is necessary because the Federal Reserve doesn’t eat, doesn’t drive or pay for their own gas and vehicles, and medical care is…


1-3-6 Month Treasuries adjusted for CPI-U Core Rate Reflect the Economic Devastation

By John Galt July 20, 2011 The economic situation began to deteriorate in February of 2007 as mid-sized lenders in the mortgage and finance industry began to collapse as has been documented for years now by this blog and many others. However the situation which indicates the strongest evidence of a lack of recovery for the economy as a whole has been the yields on the 4 week (1 Month), 3 month, and 6 month Treasury Bills which have been trading near zero for years because investors and nations have been…


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