Concerns about inflation and growth continue to be the major concern of investors. Important data to keep an eye on, therefore, is the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), published today by IHS Markit (S&P Global). The extent to which the war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China are causing supply chain disruptions and increasing inflationary pressures are reflected in the index.
Today’s focus is on US inflation data, which are highly anticipated by market operators. The April CPI was expected to slow down, which may suggest that the peak has been reached. The inflation index was reported a week after the Federal Reserve announced a 50 basis point rate hike and a similarly sized hike at the next two policy meetings.