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# Revised Better / Worse Units: % y/y
Impact Actual Forecast Previous Time Date
Low 1.90 1.90 2.00 00:30 7/12


National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE)


An annualized index that measures the change in prices of a representative basket of goods and services such as food, energy, housing, clothing, transportation, medical care, entertainment and education. It's also known as the cost-of-living index.



Why should I care?

The CPI measures inflation, or the rise in prices in an economy as experienced by consumers in their day-to-day living expenses.The CPI It is used by retailers in predicting future price increases, employers in calculating salaries, the government in determining cost-of-living increases for social security, and usually the central bank to determine interest rate decisions.


The OlsenScale (SMQ)

The Olsen Scale quantifies the market activity according to the Scale of Market Quakes (SMQ).

Similar to the Richter scale which measures the release of seismic energy during an earthquake, the SMQ relates excessive pricing along various price and time scales to historical data by assigning a single number to it. On a constant basis, the scale therefore characterizes the state of the market.

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