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Tuesday’s CPI report likely to show inflation continuing to run hot, putting the Fed in tough spot

2021-09-14 08:50:59       source:CNBC

September 13, 2021

Tuesday’s report of the consumer price index could set the tone for markets ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve meeting, particularly if it is hotter than expected.

The CPI is expected to have risen 0.4% in August month over month, according to a Dow Jones consensus estimate. On a year-over-year basis, CPI would then be up 5.4%, the same pace it was in July. Excluding food and energy, CPI is expected to rise 0.3% or 4.2% year over year, according to estimates.

The data is set for release Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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