Using estimates derived from Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) markets, described in a technical appendix, this weekly report provides two measures of the probability of consumer price index (CPI) deflation through 2018.
The 2013–18 deflation probability—based on the 5-year TIPS issued in April and the 10-year TIPS issued in July 2008—was 0 percent on April 9, where it has been since early September. The 2012–17 deflation probability is also 0 percent as of April 9.
Prices of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) with similar maturity dates can be used to measure probabilities of a net decline in the consumer price index over the five-year period starting in early 2013 or the five-year period starting in early 2012.
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