Marketbites: Markets Rebound On CPI Data
Portfolio Manager Commentary:
Stocks mounted their biggest rally since 2020 after October’s reading of consumer prices raised investor hopes that inflation has peaked.
Investors had been on the lookout for evidence that the Federal Reserve's interest-rate increases are tamping down price pressures. They liked the latest data: All three U.S. indexes had their best days since 2020. Treasury yields plunged after the CPI report, with the 10-year Treasury yield falling roughly 30 basis points to 3.824% as traders bet the Federal Reserve would slow its aggressive tightening campaign that’s weighed on markets all year.
Still, famed investor Carl Icahn says this rebound does not change his negative view on the market. He believes a recession is still on the horizon.
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