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Should the Major Pop in Consumer Confidence Really Be a Big Surprise?

Whether economists were caught by surprise over the strength of Consumer Confidence was entirely predictable probably remains up for debate. What should not be up for debate is that investors ...
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Consumer Sentiment Surges Higher After Trump Victory

It turns out that it isn't just the attitude of business owners and managers that is improving in November. The post-election rally has been impossible to ignore, and that appears to ...
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Strong Recovery Seen in Consumer Sentiment for November

The University of Michigan has released its preliminary view of consumer sentiment for the month of November. While this is a very small sampling that is not always universally accurate, ...
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Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Falls — and Falls Handily

The Conference Board has released its reading on consumer confidence for the month of October. Unfortunately, this is a bad drop that was unexpected for October and it is a ...
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Uptick in Leading Economic Indicators in September

Of the economic reports released on Thursday, one of the reports was the  Conference Board Leading Economic Index. This was a U.S. reading showing a 0.2% gain in September to ...
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CEO Confidence Ticked Lower in Q3 of 2016

The Conference Board is perhaps best known for its monthly readings on consumer confidence, but it also releases a quarterly CEO confidence survey. Unfortunately, CEO confidence fell in the third ...
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Why Solid Consumer Confidence Is Not Good for Stocks

In traditional economic analysis, the stock market is supposed to cheer strong economic news. In the new world of easy money, where the markets want the near-zero interest rate policies ...
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US Consumer Confidence in July Downplays Brexit Fears

Tuesday may have marked the first day of a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, but investors and economists should take at least some comfort in that the consumer ...
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Big Uptick in Consumer Confidence For June, But Cutoff Date Was Pre-Brexit Reaction

Tuesday's economic readings already showed a better than expected GDP revision for the first quarter and a gain in the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Now the Conference Board is ...
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Consumer Confidence Drops Again in May

Consumer confidence managed to drop in May. The Conference Board survey showed that consumer confidence fell to 92.6 for the month. Bloomberg had a consensus estimate of 97.0 and Dow Jones was ...
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Optimists and Pessimists

Consumer Confidence Chasing Consumer Sentiment Lower

If one component drives gross domestic product in the United States these days, consumer spending takes the cake. That is why the monthly measurements for consumer sentiment from the University ...
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Optimists and Pessimists

April Showers Bring Unexpected Decline in Consumer Sentiment

If the economic readings and the stock market have been getting better in recent weeks, then some of us might wonder why consumer sentiment dipped in April from March. The ...
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59% of Americans Think Economy Is Getting Worse

Despite low unemployment, low gasoline prices and strong markers like car sales, a malaise continues dog impressions about the health of the U.S. economy. Some of this is based in ...
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Consumer Confidence Ramps Higher, With Brighter Expectations Ahead

It turns out that the recovery in the stock market and the end of the panic of the first six weeks of 2016 has led to a gain in consumer ...
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Optimists and Pessimists

Big Drop Seen in Consumer Confidence

The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence Index for the month of February. By the tone of the headline, you might expect that things got worse. After posting a ...
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