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Federal Reserve survey shows consumer inflation expectations holding steady

Apr 8, 2024
Households expect inflation to be 3% in a year. While that’s not up from the previous month, it’s also not down.
For consumers, it's important that the Fed expresses its commitment to getting inflation down to 2%, no matter how long it takes, economist Carola Binder said.
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What do different measures of inflation tell us?

Jun 30, 2022
The PCE and CPI measure different things, but the message they send to consumers may influence expectations — that then can affect inflation.
One thing that can really mess with what inflation is doing? What consumers think inflation will do.
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