Hilarious...CPI/Retail Sales

Discussion in 'Trading' started by PohPoh, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Retail sales include gasoline...
    but CPI does not...

    Isn't that hilarious!!!???
  2. CPI does ... the energy category. Right now at 231 at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf. Relative importance 11%.
  3. That makes perfect sense... also the decrease in price of pants has more then offset the increase in food and energy costs for me. I buy 3 pairs of pants a week so they really have me in mind when they calculate inflation.

    More rate cuts... more rate cuts... make market go up.... YAY
  4. Does it really matter what is included as long as its the same stuff each month?
  5. Congrats young dipper... you passed the rigorous interview process. You will begin work at the government agency of your choice on Monday.

    Please keep thinking "inside the box" just like us and you will go far... maybe even run the Fed one day.
  6. Sign Landis82 and Makloda up too, they will fall right in line.
  7. Are you familiar with the concept of cleaning? :p
  8. lolol


    But sadly true.