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Tag Archives: PPI

Favorable Producer Prices Data Signals Ongoing Moderation in Inflation 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) disclosed its latest figures on Thursday, revealing the Producer Price Index (PPI) for May. This index, which measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output, showed a year-on-year increase of 2.2%. The growth rate is slightly below what financial […]

Focus on XAUUSD today – 15th May 2024 

In this comprehensive analysis, Ultima Markets brings you an insightful breakdown of the XAUUSD for 15th May 2024.  Key Takeaways  Technical Analysis  Daily Chart Insights  4-hour Chart Analysis  Pivot Indicator  Conclusion  To navigate the complex world of trading successfully, it’s imperative to stay informed and make data-driven decisions. Ultima Markets remains dedicated to providing you […]

Supply Chain Inflation Stagnates, Fed Chair Powell Rules Out Rate Hikes 

The US Producer Price Index witnessed a 0.5% month-over-month increase in April 2024, representing a significant change from the 0.1% decrease observed in March, revised down from earlier reports. The April uptick surpassed the anticipated 0.3% rise.  Service prices saw their biggest jump since July, climbing 0.6% after a revised 0.1% decrease the previous month. […]

China’s Deflation Haze Temporarily Dissipates, Market Awaits Trade Barrier Developments 

China’s annual inflation rate rose to 0.3% in April 2024, surpassing market estimates and the previous month’s figure of 0.1%. It marked the third consecutive month of consumer inflation, amid an ongoing recovery in domestic demand despite a fragile economic revival.   Non-food inflation accelerated to 0.9% from 0.7% in March. Simultaneously, transport costs added 0.1% […]

Producer Inflation Accelerated Again, highlighted ‘Last Mile’ Challenge for Federal Reserve 

In February 2024, the United States observed a month-over-month escalation in the Final Demand Producer Price Index (PPI) by 0.6%, indicating the largest growth since the previous August, exceeding the 0.3% advance anticipated by the market. A significant rise of 1.2% was seen in the prices of goods, driven largely by a boost of 4.4% […]

Timing the Federal Reserve’s Next Interest Rate Cut in 2024 

The Federal Reserve, being a central bank with a dual mandate, is significantly tasked with ensuring equilibrium between inflation and employment market scenarios. Each consumer gets impacted by price fluctuations of goods and services, whether they are buying everyday commodities like milk and eggs or renting houses that are elastic to interest rates.  In the […]

Service Sector Drives Upswing in U.S. Producer Price Inflation for January 

In January 2024, producer prices for final demand in the United States experienced a month-over-month uptick of 0.3%. This represented the most significant increase over a five-month period, succeeding a 0.1% decline in December and surpassing the projected growth of 0.1%. Service costs rose by 0.6%, marking the highest surge since July 2023, propelled by […]