Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Definition:

The CPI, as it is called, measures the prices of consumer goods and services and is a measure of the pace of US inflation. The US Department of Labor publishes the CPI every month.

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The lowest required equity level that must be held with a broker in a margin account. See: margin call.

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