Inflation chart book: Not as soft as we’d like but gone in 6 months
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Markets expect headline inflation to print at 0.4% MoM (5% YoY) and core inflation to print at 0.3% MoM (5.5% YoY) – we don’t see a strong risk/reward in either direction of the consensus this month but consider an unchanged YoY pace of inflation unsatisfactory for the Fed and hence not news to buy bonds short-term.
Our medium-term (4-5 months) view remains VERY strong. Disinflation is happening faster than accepted by many.
What do surveys tell us about the inflation pace in 3-6 months from now?
Goods inflation is likely to bottom around 0% in July before rebounding softly in the autumn.
Chart 1: Goods inflation at 0% in July?