About three hours ago, the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) released their November 2021 report on CPI (Consumer Price Index) one of the broadest measures of Inflation…
If you have noticed your grocery basket smaller and more expensive, this is why….
This report has a ton of factors in it, as can be seen at the top of the chart from the BLS report, below….
The year over year print was 6.8% increase!
A very large portion of the CPI is Energy…
Have you noticed a LOWER bill to fill your tank lately?
The BLS report is lagging, below is a current Oil price, which is over 10% LOWER currently… hence the cheaper refills…
Very likely peak in CPI as measured by the BLS, next month which will be released in early January, we will take a peak and keep you updated…
Ok, another slightly heavy Friday, BUT the FOMC is watching this very closely and making decisions based on this increase, which may be peaking/lagging already…. Let’s stay tuned!
Have a Great “Friday CPI Analysis” Day!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth