They will only cost more if they decide to gouge, need to look at actual commodities! I hate to agree with Cramer but I said it before him as I saw overall commodities coming down way before and some of them are crashing. Gas is down almost a $1 for unleaded, soybeans, cotton, wheat all back to 2021 levels. Does this mean things are going to slow down you bet, are we nearing the end of interest rate hikes yup, always have to watch ground level stuff not what's reported especially by the media today!!
Only reason gas is down is because I have cut down my driving in half hahaha
May be others are doing same?
Problem is gas is still way higher than a year ago. And almost everything we use has to be transported.
Raw materials are extracted using energy.
Raw materials are transported to factory using energy.
Manufacturing process requires energy.
Manufactured goods need transportation to ship to retailers.
Customers need gas to go shopping.
Even if ordered on-line, the item has to be transported to Amazon warehouse.
And fedex driver needs gas to bring it to your home.
Let's say gas is 40% higher than year ago.
That then gets built into raising prices by 9.1% across the board.