Unveiling the truth: US inflation rates misleading, Fed failings exposed

A summary of UBS analysis of US inflation

  • its lower than you think,
  • and its not sticky

and the markets’ outsized reaction

  • its reflects Fed failings

UBS argue that the reality of inflation in the US is that middle-income homeowning US households face a lower inflation
rate than the headline implies, and therefore have better spending power
than the reported CPI rate, and further, that there are significant regional variations that further lower the
inflation experience for many consumers:

  • That all supports a soft
    landing scenario
  • Recent durable goods price deflation and pressure
    on profit-led inflation suggest no inflation stickiness

UBS add that the surge higher for ‘risk’ is a reflection of failings by the Federal Reserve:

  • 3 rate cuts in 2024 seem most likely
  • abrupt reactions to single data points to excessive reliance on “data dependence”

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com. Source