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German PPI close
# Revised Better / Worse Units: % m/m
Impact Actual Forecast Previous Time Date
Med 0.40 0.50 0.60 02:00 3/20




The change in the prices of goods sold by German producers.



Why should I care?

Traders mainly use the PPI as an indicator of price inflation over time. Although the similarly-functioning Consumer Price Index (CPI) is considered to be a more useful measure of present inflation, the PPI's inclusion of goods in production makes it a potential leading indicator of future price inflation in certain industries.


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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Released: Mar 20, 2012 2:00
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