St. Louis Fed Price Pressures Measures Through June 2020

For reference, below is a chart of the St. Louis Fed Price Pressures Measures [FRED STLPPMDEF] through June 2020.

While I do not necessarily agree with the current readings of the measure, I view this as a proxy of U.S. deflation probability.

A description of this measure, as seen in FRED:

This series measures the probability that the personal consumption expenditures price index (PCEPI) inflation rate (12-month changes) over the next 12 months will fall below zero.

The chart, on a monthly basis from January 1990 – June 2020, last updated on June 26, 2020:

Deflation Probability

Here is this same deflation probability measure since 2008:

Deflation Probability since 2008

source:  Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Deflation Probability [STLPPMDEF], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; accessed June 29, 2020: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/STLPPMDEF

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I post various economic indicators and indices because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this site are aware, I do not necessarily agree with what they depict or imply.

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 3053.24 as this post is written