Inflation Data vs Crypto & Tech Stocks w/ Gareth Soloway
As you know, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices of consumer goods and services over time. The August CPI reading of 0.6% was in line with economist expectations, but it was higher than the 0.2% increase in July. On a year-over-year basis, CPI inflation rose to 3.7%, which was higher than the 3.6% forecast and the 3.2% increase in July.
This higher inflation reading is a bit concerning, as it could put pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively in order to cool the economy and bring inflation under control. This could have a negative impact on both crypto and tech stocks.
Cryptocurrencies are often seen as a hedge against inflation, but they can also be volatile assets. If interest rates rise, it could make cryptocurrencies less attractive to investors, as they would be looking for assets that offer a higher yield.
Tech stocks are also sensitive to interest rate hikes, as they can make it more expensive for companies to borrow money and invest in growth. Additionally, higher interest rates could lead to a slowdown in economic growth, which could hurt demand for tech products and services.
So, what does this mean for investors?
Well, it's important to stay informed about the latest inflation data and how it could affect the markets. If you're invested in crypto or tech stocks, you may want to consider taking some profits off the table or moving your money into safer assets, such as bonds.
It's also important to remember that the impact of inflation data on crypto and tech stocks is not always clear-cut. There are a number of factors that can influence the market, and the reaction to the data could vary depending on the specific circumstances.
So, stay calm, stay informed, and don't make any rash decisions. We'll be keeping an eye on the markets and will keep you updated on any developments.
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