Updated: Aug 31, 2022
CPI numbers had pretty much cleared the path for Federal Reserve to hike the rate by 0.75 percentage point. So, that happened and Federal Reserve commented that (paraphrasing here) they expect economic growth to slow somewhat and unemployment to rise somewhat. I think all of this was mostly expected. Federal Reserve chairman also shed light future rate hikes by indicating that 0.5 and 0.75 hike will be discussed for July but 0.75 will not be common point for rest of the year. Markets seem confident of Feds' stance to stay tough on inflation. Oil prices also fell today and US oil production might have reached pre-pandemic level. Given all that, US major indices closed in an emphatic green.