Core inflation

Definition:

Core inflation for the Consumer Price Index, the Producer Price Index or the Personal Consumption Expenditure Deflator removes the volatile food and energy prices. The Headline inflation includes these components.

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A dramatic change in market conditions that forces speculators to sell their positions, often at a loss.

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