Daily Market Update 6/18/13

Rates faced upward pressure Tuesday as the Fed began its two-day FOMC meeting to discuss monetary policy.  This morning, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1% in May, a bit lower than expected, and was a tame 1.4% higher than one year ago.  Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy components, increased 0.2%, matching forecast.  May Housing Starts rose 7% to an annual rate of 914,000, below expectations.  Stocks moved higher.  No other key data will be released today.

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