Recent inflation numbers have shook stocks as investors try to determine the Federal Reserve's position on interest rate increases.
Investors are preparing for one thing as a significant consumer price index reading is scheduled on Thursday morning: more volatility.
According to statistics provided by Bloomberg, the S&P 500 Index has experienced an average movement of nearly 2% in either direction over the last six months after the release of the consumer price index.
That represents a rise of at least five years.
In fact, the S&P 500 has fallen seven out of nine times this year during trading days that follow the release of consumer inflation statistics.
Many investors are still very aware of the previous inflation print on September 13 that revealed prices were hotter in August.