At this point, most experts agree that inflation is set to rise. The question is when. And a clue could come this week, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the latest readings for both the Consumer Price Index and the Producer Prices Index for Final Demand.
“I’m looking at these numbers with great interest,” said Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services. “If you look back at the last set of unemployment data we got, the wage growth was somewhat stagnant. And then we saw a labor number that contradicted that.
“So I think it’s time to become keenly interested in inflation. I’m not saying it’s time to become very concerned with inflation. We could know that later in the week, though.”