Fed's Favorite Inflation Indicator Stagnates As US Savings Rate Sits At 6 Year Lows

Echoing April's data, Personal Income rose more than expected in May and Personal Spending rose less than expected.

  • Income rose 0.5% MoM (better than the 0.3% MoM expected)

  • Spending rose 0.3% MoM (worse than the 0.5% MoM expected)

 

On a YoY basis, Americans lived beyond their means for the 4th consecutive month as incomes grew 4.1% and spending rose 4.2%...

 

On the income side, government wages growth slowed modestly in May as Private worker wages grew faster...

 

Which leaves the savings rate hovering at 6 year lows...

 

Finally, we note that the Core PCE Deflator rose 1.6% YoY in May (hotter than expected but modestly lower than in April) - this is noteworthy since it is allegedly The Fed's most-watched inflation indicator.

Not exactly inspiring for any avoiding of a rate-cut.