Will the Fed Restart Rate Hikes After Hot Inflation Data?

Annex’s Jacobsen talks about the hotter than expected CPI number and what it means for markets.

Reviewed by: etf.com Staff
Edited by: Kent Thune

January’s consumer price index data was a shocker. Core inflation accelerated to its highest level in nine months, with consumer prices jumping 0.4% month-over-month. 
Interest rates spiked, Fed rate cut expectations got pushed further out, and the stock market plunged in response to the number.  
Are these moves justified or are markets being too short sighted? 
In this Episode of Talk ETFs, Brian Jacobsen, chief economist at Annex Wealth Management, sits down with etf.com senior analyst Sumit Roy to discuss the latest market moves, as well as the outlook for stocks and bonds. 
Brian Jacobsen is Chief Economist of Annex Wealth Management. As chief economist, he provides insight and leadership to Annex’s clients and its Investment Committee, which guides client portfolio construction and investment philosophy. An accomplished writer and speaker, Jacobsen’s perspective and expertise have been featured nationally on networks like CNBC and Bloomberg. He has also appeared on Annex’s “Money Talk” weekly radio program in the past.

Talk ETFs is a weekly video series hosted by etf.com’s Senior Analyst Sumit Roy. Episodes highlight up-to-the-minute investing trends and strategies with commentary from leading experts in the ETF industry.