So far, I like 2023 a whole lot better than last year. At midday on Monday, the S&P 500 is up 3.7% and the Nasdaq is 4.5% higher so far this year. And it hasn’t even been five full trading days yet. Later this week, the December CPI number will come out, on Thursday. CPI is expected to be 6.6%, versus 7.1% in November. Assuming the number comes in at or better than expected, it could be very positive for the market. Falling inflation means the Fed won’t have to be as aggressive and investors could start sniffing out an end to this inflation/Fed conundrum later in the year.