As of: 07/13/2022 18:03
US inflation has scared markets at its highest pace in more than 40 years. True to the motto “it’s over now”, they were able to contain their losses.
The news from the price front was consistently bad: US prices rose 9.1 percent in June more than previously feared. This is the highest inflation rate since November 1981. Experts polled by Reuters expected the eagerly anticipated inflation rate to be 8.8%.
After the publication of the data at 2.30 pm, the German stock exchange immediately went to the diving station. While the DAX was only slightly in the red before, it then fell by 2.1 percent to 12,633 points. At the end of the trade, the leading German index was able to maintain its negative down to 1.2%.
“Now it is over,” some market participants might have thought, fait accompli. Now most observers expect the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by another 0.75 percentage points at its meeting later this month.
“Markets fear that central banks will tighten interest rates too much and thus drive industrialized nations into recession,” concluded Norbert Frey, funds expert at Fürst Fugger Privatbank.
Wall Street reacts moderately
The US stock markets started the day poorly. However, the Dow Jones was able to cut the initial losses somewhat and is now only 0.7 percent lower.
In this situation, a new impulse could most probably come from the second quarter of the reporting season that is already beginning. Tomorrow, the US industry leader JPMorgan and the investment bank Morgan Stanley will open a number of large banks. Markets are already expecting a significant drop in earnings due to rising credit reserves.
Update the economy from 07/13/2022
Klaus-Rainer Jackisch, HR, 7/13/2022 9:47 AM
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