KBRA Releases Research – Finally, a Dovish Inflation Print: A Big Step in the Right Direction

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA believes the October Consumer Price Index (CPI) reading released on November 10 is exactly the kind of print that investors and the Federal Reserve want to see, as policymakers confront the highest rate of inflation in four decades. While one datapoint does not constitute a trend, the latest CPI reading suggests that both parts of the inflation equation—overheated demand and constrained supply chains—are easing. While we still believe a mild recession is likely in 2023, we note that further evidence along these lines reduces the central bank’s impulse to hike rates aggressively, which would intensify a contraction.

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