Tech stocks continue their whiplash; inflation is up; and Peloton has benefited from lockdowns. Here's how the headlines could affect your money.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq reversed course and declined by early afternoon. It's tracking for its worst week since March, and the rest of the market has been affected.
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On "Squawk Box" Friday, CNBC's Rick Santelli called the jump "significant." Due to the pandemic, he says many experts "are very unsure how the mid- to long-range inflation outlook will turn out."
That's worth paying attention to: When it comes to your personal finances, inflation can affect everything from how much you pay to how much you earn. It can also cut into the value of your savings and give you more incentive to keep investing for long-term goals.
Exercise-machine maker Peloton announced Thursday that its Q4 sales were up 172%, buoyed by consumers trying to stay fit at home after the pandemic forced gyms to shut down. The company also recently launched a new bike and treadmill.
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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the average change over time in prices paid by consumers for common goods and services. It's one of three primary measures of inflation in the U.S.
Monthly CPI reports have the potential to move markets. Investors watch this metric to gauge what the Federal Reserve might do, because central bankers may boost interest rates to keep inflation in check.
Although the daily news can have an impact on your wallet, remember to take a long-term outlook when it comes to decisions on spending, saving, and investing.
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