Indexes saw a rebound on Thursday as the stock market rally continued. Investors are now turning their focus towards Friday’s inflation report. Early predictions suggest that the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index will rise 0.5% from July, mainly due to an increase in gasoline prices. This could result in a 12-month PCE inflation rate of 3.5%.
The stock market rally showed signs of strength as indexes experienced a bounce on Thursday. Investors remain optimistic about the market’s performance and are eagerly awaiting Friday’s inflation report. Analysts predict that the PCE price index will rise by 0.5% from July, primarily driven by higher gasoline prices. This potential increase could result in a 12-month PCE inflation rate of 3.5%, highlighting the ongoing issue of rising inflation.
Friday’s inflation report is expected to shed light on the current economic situation. The anticipated 0.5% rise in the PCE price index raises concerns about inflationary pressures. With gasoline prices on the rise, the 12-month PCE inflation rate could reach 3.5%. Investors and analysts will closely analyze these figures as they assess the impact on the stock market and consider potential strategies moving forward.