Tech stocks aren’t doing so hot on Wednesday and it’s partially the fault of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for June 2022.
According to that report, inflation increased by 9.1% year-over-year during the month. That’s a massive surge in inflation that’s the largest seen in the U.S. since November 1981. It also came in higher than the 8.8% increase in inflation that experts were expecting.
News of the surprising increase in inflation is negatively affecting the wider stock market. This is also dragging down tech stocks, which have had a rough time of it already this year due to economic headwinds.
There’s also other news that might be pulling tech stocks down today. That includes Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) revealing plans to reduce its workforce. MSFT makes clear that these cuts aren’t due to the current economy and only affect less than 1% of its total employees.
To go along with that, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) Google has also announced a change to employment plans for 2022. The company says it will be slowing hiring. However, Google CEO Sundar Pichai clearly states this change is due to “economic headwinds.”
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- RMO Stock Alert: Romeo Power Announces Huge Growth Plans
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