PCE inflation

3rd Quarter Real PCE to Date Suggests Weak Contribution to GDP

The key monthly release of the past week was on Personal Income and Outlays for August from the BEA, which gives us the first look at personal consumption expenditures for the month, which as we know has been the critical component of GDP during the recovery.  This report also includes data on personal income and disposable income after taxes, total personal savings and the national savings rate, as well as the price index for PCE, which