BPP Data Shows Inflation Trending Downward
The chart above shows monthly inflation rate from the Billion Prices Project @ MIT over the period from the first of the year through October 31. According to the BPP website, the index is "designed to provide real-time information on major inflation trends, not to forecast official inflation announcements. We are constantly adding new categories of goods, but we do not cover 100% of CPI goods and services. The price of services, in particular, are not easy to find online and therefore are not included in our statistics."
Bottom Line: Monthly inflation, measured by the BBP @ MIT, has been trending downward since February, and at the end of October was below 0.10%.