APR 18, 2017
ORIGINAL SOURCE: What Inflation Means to You: Inside the Consumer Price Index by Jill Mislinski of advisorperspectives.com on 4/17/2017
Advisor Perspectives gives an inside look on the breakdown of Consumer Inflation through the Consumer Price Index in various informative ways.
Core Inflation which the Fed watches closely leaves out two important metrics, Food and Energy, they claim they can be too volatile. In the real world, we can't exclude food and energy from our monthly expenses.
Please read the rest here; What Inflation Means to You: Inside the Consumer Price Index
The chart below shows the cumulative percent change in price for each of the eight categories since 2000.