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Money And Credit Index (MACI)

US Monetary Indicators


Corporate Yield

Consumer Prices

Each country has an index of consumer prices, made up from a basket of goods and services traded in the economy. The annual percentage change in the index is what most people think of as inflation when it is above zero, and deflation when it is below zero. Strictly speaking, this should be called PRICE inflation or deflation. The proper definition of inflation or deflation refers to the MONETARY side. That is, an expansion or contraction in the amount of money and credit in an economy.

Nevertheless, there is often a link between monetary and price deflation, so monitoring the annual percentage change in consumer prices is useful.


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