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Inflation Surprise! Markets Swerve Wildly as Core CPI Rises at Fastest Pace Since 1982

A whipsaw morning in trading follows the release of September’s official U.S. inflation numbers.

October 13, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioCircle and FTX US.

Today’s release of the September inflation numbers surprised economists with a larger-than-expected growth in inflation – particularly in the core inflation data on which the U.S. Federal Reserve focuses its decision-making. On today’s episode, NLW explores what markets had expected, how they reacted and what it means for what comes next.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Cemile Bingol/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.