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Consumer Sentiment Drop Takes Stock Market Volatility Into Account

It is the last Friday of the month, so we get to see the revised consumer sentiment reading from the University of Michigan. It is usually the case that revisions are ...
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Euro Area Leading Indicators Ticked Up in July Too

The Conference Board has released its Leading Economic Index for the euro area in July. Despite all the fears and woes that were taking place then, the euro area's leading ...
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Consumer Confidence Rockets Higher, but Timing Misses Latest Woes

The Conference Board has released a consumer confidence reading so strong you might wonder about its validity. That being said, the cutoff date for the preliminary results was August 13, ...
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Consumer Sentiment Ticks Lower in August

The University of Michigan has released its preliminary report on consumer sentiment for August. While this report is a smaller sampling than many statisticians are willing to consider a large ...
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Consumer Sentiment Ticks Lower in July

Consumer Sentiment got worse over the course of July rather than improved. The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment report was initially shown to be 93.3 in mid-July, but the final ...
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Consumer Confidence Tanks in July

The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence reading for the month of July. Confidence came crashing down, likely overshadowed by market volatility from the risks of Greece, China, and ...
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Does CEO Confidence Conflict With Consumer Sentiment?

Measuring a proper degree of how confident the public is at any given time is no simple business. It also depends on which group is doing the interviewing, as well ...
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Will Consumer Sentiment Disappoint?

Friday morning will bring the preliminary Consumer Sentiment for the month of July. This is the University of Michigan's report rather than the Consumer Confidence report from the Conference Board. ...
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Consumers Much More Confident This Summer

The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence Index for the month of June. Confidence was higher in June, after a moderate improvement in May. What really matters here is ...
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Consumer Sentiment and Leading Indicators Point Higher

Friday's markets have been roiled by overseas news out of China and with fears about Greece leaving or being booted out of the eurozone. Now two economic reports in the ...
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AMD Unable To Escape Earlier Shadow of Intel on Earnings

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) has now released its first quarter earnings results. Maybe that should read "losses" rather than earnings, as the report still looks soft against estimates -- ...
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Consumer Confidence Leaps in February

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for the month of March rose to 101.3 from 98.8 in February. The expectations index jumped to 96.0 in ...
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Economic Confidence Keeps the Streak Alive

The U.S. Economic Confidence Index, tracked by Gallup since 2008, remained at its +3 level for its third consecutive week running. However, the index has been positive for the past ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Wal-Mart in 2015

With the bull market nearing its sixth year, investors have to be wondering how to evaluate stocks ahead. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained about 7.5% in 2014, and ...
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Consumer Confidence Retreats from Recovery High

The Conference Board released its consumer confidence index for November as 88.7, below the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 96.5. The previous reading in October was a recovery high at 94.1. The ...
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