Forex Dictionary

CPI

CPI

Measures Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers; Usual Effect Actual > Forecast = Good for currency; Frequency Released monthly, about 15 days after the month ends; FF Notes The 'Previous' listed is the 'Actual' from the CPI Flash Estimate and therefore the 'History' data will appear unconnected. This is considered the Eurozone's most important inflation data because it's used as the central bank's inflation target, but it tends to have a relatively mild impact as the CPI Flash Estimate and German Prelim CPI are released about 15 days earlier; Why Traders Care Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate; Acronyms Consumer Price Index (CPI);