March inflation figures were released Wednesday
The overall inflation rate saw a significant drop from 6% to 5%, but the “core” inflation rate ticked up slightly to 5.6%. Analysts and investors parse these figures in different ways, esp. trying to figure out how they will influence the Fed.
Updated interest rate charts: Daily and weekly averages, short term, medium term, long term. The providers of these 2 data sets (daily, weekly) use different methodologies to calculate their figures, though trends should be very similar. Rates have been volatile for 5 weeks, but ticked down again since the March inflation data came out yesterday.
Stock markets initially appeared unenthusiastic about the new inflation figures
The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all saw small declines Wednesday. But as of lateThursday, they made up for those declines and ticked back up into positive territory. Of course, inputs from a wide variety of data are constantly affecting financial markets.