On today’s episode, NLW digs into December’s just-released CPI numbers. For the sixth month in a row, year-over-year inflation declined. For the first time in more than two years, month-over-month inflation declined. For many, this confirms a Federal Reserve shift back to raising rates by 25 basis points at the FOMC’s next meeting at the end of this month.

“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 sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: Nuthawut Somsuk/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.