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Inflation continues to defy expectations

Dan North | April 2024
The March consumer price index (CPI) showed inflation that was too hot, too stubborn, and for the Federal Reserve, downright irritating. The report immediately set the probability of a June rate cut plunging from 56% to 17% in a matter of minutes. Month-over-month and year-over-year measures for both the headline CPI and the core (which strips out volatile food and energy prices) all exceeded expectations.

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