Headline and Core CPI – The Important Difference

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What’s in Today’s Report:

  • The Important Difference Between Headline and Core CPI
  • NFIB Small Business Optimism Index Contradicts the “No-Landing” Scenario

U.S. stock futures are tracking global shares lower this morning following more disappointing economic data in the Eurozone and continued pressure on the tech sector.

AAPL shares are extending yesterday’s post-product launch declines this morning, therefore, weighing on the tech sector broadly in pre-market trading.

Economically, U.K. GDP dropped to -0.5% vs. (E) -0.2% in July after hot wage data yesterday, bolstering stagflation fears while EU Industrial Production fell -1.1% vs. (E) -0.7%. Despite the recently soft data, rates markets continue to price in a 75% chance of an ECB rate hike this week.

Today, focus will primarily be on inflation data and how Treasuries react to the release: CPI (0.6% m/m, 3.6% y/y), Core CPI (E: 0.2% m/m, 4.4% y/y).

There are no Fed speakers or Treasury auctions today so a “hot” CPI report will likely spark cross-asset volatility while a Goldilocks release will setup a possible extension of the early September relief rally.

Headline and Core CPI

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