An Unusual Inflation Indicator

Like the CPI, through “The 12 Days of Christmas,” we can see how prices change in a Christmas Price Index that includes pear trees and dancing maids.

What the Twelve Days of Christmas Will Cost You

The PNC Christmas Price Index might be an accurate inflation calculator because it includes the price of labor, commodities, services and goods.

The Christmas Price Index Might Be As Good As the CPI

This year, the increase in the PNC Christmas Price Index far exceeded the CPI. I do wonder, though, whether the CPI is really more accurate. Whereas the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Consumer Price Index includes food, medical care and…