consumer confidence

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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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Shoppers

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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Retail

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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Shoppers

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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Welder

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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Millennials

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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Money

Leading Indicators Drop for Second Straight Month

When investors hear the term "leading economic indicators," they might think they should get excited. After all, this is a tell for what may be coming soon. That being said, ...
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Cash register

January Consumer Sentiment Dragged Down by Market Volatility and Wage Expectations

It turns out the rosy consumer sentiment reading from earlier in January was a tad less rosy than the flash report indicated. The Index of Consumer Sentiment from the University ...
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Retail

Consumer Confidence Ignores Financial Market Volatility in January

If you just watched the U.S. stock market and the trends coming from China's stock market, it would be very easy to become discouraged (or outright negative). Still, the stock ...
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Microsoft Store

Is an Uptick in Consumer Sentiment Misguided?

Do the stock market tank and the rally in bonds making for lower and lower yields matter to everyone? Maybe not. The University of Michigan has released its preliminary views ...
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Business People

Consumer Confidence Rebounds, but Still Somewhat Mixed

In December, consumer confidence rebounded to a reading of 96.5, compared to the consensus estimate from Bloomberg of 93.5, up from 92.6 in November. This current reading is also above ...
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Retail

Consumer Confidence Pops Higher in December

Consumers saw a bounce in confidence at the end of December. The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence Index with a reading of 96.5, up from 92.6 in November. ...
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