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US Housing Component Of CPI Not Letting Up — Brian Romanchuk

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Unless I was interested in short-term breakevens, I viewed the consumer price index (CPI) as a lagging indicator and therefore not too exciting. As such, I am not as enthusiastic as other commentators with regards to reading the entrails of the CPI report. My interest was more in the underlying trends, and what we would expect to change. The problem with the U.S. CPI is that one of the most important “underlying” factors is housing — and the housing component has taken off like a rocket....Bond EconomicsUS Housing Component Of CPI Not Letting UpBrian Romanchukhttp://www.bondeconomics.com/2022/05/us-housing-component-of-cpi-not-letting.html

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Unless I was interested in short-term breakevens, I viewed the consumer price index (CPI) as a lagging indicator and therefore not too exciting. As such, I am not as enthusiastic as other commentators with regards to reading the entrails of the CPI report. My interest was more in the underlying trends, and what we would expect to change. The problem with the U.S. CPI is that one of the most important “underlying” factors is housing — and the housing component has taken off like a rocket....
Bond Economics
US Housing Component Of CPI Not Letting Up
Brian Romanchuk
http://www.bondeconomics.com/2022/05/us-housing-component-of-cpi-not-letting.html
Mike Norman
Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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