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The first Fed rate hike is now expected as early as July following the hot CPI data

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Traders on the floor of the NYSE

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Traders in the futures markets moved up their expectations for the first Federal Reserve interest rate hike to July from September, following a hotter than expected inflation report.

“It’s a very sharp move we’re seeing the back end of 2022,” said Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group.

October’s consumer price index came in at a scorching 6.2% year-over-year, higher than the 5.9% expected.

Traders are now fully pricing in a first rate hike for September, but they are pricing in much higher odds that the Fed starts to raise rates sooner. The Fed has said it would complete tapering its bond buying program by the middle…



Source cnbc.com

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