Is Inflation Cooling?

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Is inflation cooling?

📉 Sure, but that's not the full story.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest inflation data today. They found that inflation slowed down for a seventh straight month in January. So prices are still up 6.4% year-over-year, but that's a slower rate than the 9% rate we experienced in the middle of 2022.

You might think: "Great! Inflation is down. Let's lower interest rates and get this STONKS party started again!" 🎉 🚀 🚀 🚀

Sorry, not so fast.

Fed chair Jerome Powell warned last week: "There has been an expectation that it will go away quickly and painlessly — and I don’t think that’s at all guaranteed."

And indeed, if you look closer at the data, the prices for a lot of goods and services remain stubbornly high. Think about it — do you feel the inflation burden going down? In the U.S., fixed costs remain particularly high for things like mortgage/rent, health insurance, and student loans 🎒 🏥 💊 🏡

The lesson? When the problem is difficult, the solution is likely difficult too. The Fed isn't going to fix the American economy in just a few months ⚒

Inflation Cooling

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