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11 May 2022

U.S. Inflation Relief for April Fell Short of Expectations because of Robust Core CPI

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Inflation in the U.S. retreated only slightly during the month of April, falling short of expectations as firmer core CPI persists.

According to Investing.com, although inflation dipped from 8.5% to 8.3% as the previous year’s upsurge in used car costs tapered of the year-over-year estimates, it still remains above the 8.1% gauge. This can be attributed to the larger-than-anticipated upswing in core prices with the core CPI climbing by 0.6% in April in lieu of the expected 0.4%.

As a result, U.S. stock futures have slumped with renewed assumptions that the U.S. Federal Reserve will have to adopt a more hawkish stance to counter red-hot inflation. S&P 500 Futures fell by 1.6% by 8:45 AM ET (1345 GMT). Simultaneously, the 10-Year U.S. Treasury yields climbed by 4 basis points, returning to trading above 3%, reported Investing.com.

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