The Dividend Cafe Wednesday - May 15, 2024

Episode 859: The Dividend Cafe Wednesday - May 15, 2024

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Market Update: A Positive Turn with Cooler Inflation Numbers

This episode of Dividend Cafe provides a financial market update for Wednesday, May 15th, marking a positive trading day with the Dow up by 349 points and a rally in bonds. The episode highlights a cooler than expected Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April at 0.3%, indicating a positive trend in inflation rates. The Producer Price Index (PPI) showed mixed signals with March's deflationary revision and a hotter April.

These figures suggest a potential 2.8% year-over-year Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE), which is crucial for Federal Reserve considerations.

Despite lower than expected retail sales and a contractionary Empire Manufacturing Survey, the episode suggests these are potentially positive signs for the Fed to lower interest rates.

00:19 Inflation and Economic Indicators Update 01:17 Retail Sales and Manufacturing Insights 01:54 Closing Thoughts and Tomorrow's Preview

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Brian Szytel

Brian Szytel

Brian Szytel is the Deputy Managing Partner and Co-CIO of The Bahnsen Group.

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