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Commentary from Frost Investment Advisors | February 20 , 2023

Slaying the Inflation Dragon is No Easy Task, Especially as Consumers Reopen Their Wallets

Inflation is Sticking Around

In a surprise to the markets, consumer prices moved up 0.5% month over month, 6.4% year over year. Prices excluding shelter reversed from a fall of 0.2% last month to a rise of 0.4%, a change driven by higher food and energy prices. Core CPI was up 0.4% (5.6% year over year) and 0.2% excluding shelter. There were some standouts, with prices of used cars and medical services falling in this report. The recent trend of falling goods prices reversed, rising 0.1%.

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