The IPCA inflation released by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica is a measure of price movements by the comparison between the retail prices from consumption of families with a purchasing power of up to forty minimum wages. The purchase power of the BRL is dragged down by inflation. The IPCA is a key indicator to measure inflation and changes in purchasing trends. The data is gathered 15 days prior to the month of reference. Generally speaking, a high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the BRL, while a low reading is seen as negative (or Bearish).