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Core Inflation At Elevated Levels Even As Currency Starts To Dip

Inflation went down to just 4.17% in July 2018. This might look good, but hold on. The biggest helper: Food. The biggest culprit? Everything else. As you can ...

Charts: Inflation Adjusted Returns Show Why Starting Points Matter

On popular demand here’s the inflation adjusted chart for the Nifty, PPF (the retirement savings plan) and gold, since the highs of 2007. It shows you ...

Charts: Inflation's Back. Sort Of. 4.88% In November.

CPI Inflation for the month of November 2017 came in at 4.88%, the highest in 15 months. As you can see there was a bit of a flatline last year and while the ...

Chart: Adjust the Nifty for Inflation, and we are 10% below the highs of 2007

Inflation hits all of us hard. It’s a drop in purchasing power. So let’s adjust the Nifty for a “constant” purchasing power by removing ...

Is Food Inflation Really Negative? Data Shows It's All Just In The Regular Cycle

Farmers are in trouble, they say. Because things are really really bad. Farmers have seen prices drop big time, they say. Too much planting and too much food, ...

Charts: Core Inflation Rises to Two Year High in Jan 2017

The RBI was right in worrying about core (“non-food, non-fuel”) inflation. The worry is that this number is rising, and it’s come about as ...

Inflation at a One Year Low, But Core Inflation Is Rising

Consumer Price Inflation for September 2016 came in at a low 4.31%. This shows in the index with the major fall being in food inflation (which is just 4.1%) ...

Inflation Surprise With Drop To 5%, Veggies Save The Month

Consumer Price Inflation for August 2016 was a surprise – a low 5.05%! This is due to flattening food inflation and a higher base last year. The biggest ...

Good News: Pulses See 34% Growth in Sowing, Prices Likely to Cool Down

We’ve seen prices of dals soaring to over Rs. 200 per kg. And the only way to solve that problem is to produce more dal – or lentils, which are ...

Inflation Crosses 6%, Trajectory Looks Dangerous Despite A Good Monsoon

Rain or no rain, food prices only seem to be going up. In July High food prices took inflation to more than 6%, the highest in nearly two years. This also ...