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Everything Except Headline Inflation Is Saying the Same Thing About Inflation

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There are dozens upon dozens of ways to measure inflation, which at times means that monetary policymakers might be receiving conflicting signals on how much upward or downward pressure on prices there really is.

But after October's Consumer Price Index report, most gauges of prices are all pointing toward the same thing: inflationary pressures that are far more consistent with an economy that's on the verge of a tightening cycle than one slated to enter a deflationary spiral.