Daily Market Update 4/15/11

Rates improved slightly Friday following the release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation report. March CPI rose 0.5%, matching forecast, but the “core” CPI, which excludes food and energy, rose a tame 0.1%, less than expected. March Industrial Production increase by 0.8% from February, beating expectations. Capacity Utilization rose to the highest level since August 2008. Consumer Sentiment increased to 69.6 from 66.0. A small decrease had been expected. No other key economic data will be released today.

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