consumer confidence

June Consumer Confidence Plunges to 21-Month Low

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for the month of June dipped from a reading of 131.3 in May to 121.5. The May reading was ...
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Consumer Sentiment Fades Into Trade War Angst

When the University of Michigan released its preliminary reading on consumer sentiment for May at a whopping 102.4, it came with the caveat that the data had been collected prior ...
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Consumer Sentiment Rises Strongly Ahead of Tariff Fears

If you listened to certain factions of mainstream media, the tariffs against China might have you fearing that a full-blown recession is coming on the back of an all-out trade ...
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Consumer Sentiment Looks Less Robust in April

The University of Michigan has released its revised consumer sentiment report for the month of April. It appears that the group of people surveyed did not get to see corporate ...
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Consumer Confidence Takes a Big Hit in March

The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence Index, which shows a decline in March after increasing in February. While the index is still quite positive at 124.1, this is ...
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Strong Consumer Sentiment Recovery Isn’t Just About the End of the Government Shutdown

Consumer sentiment had been expected to recover from January's lows due to the federal government shutdown, but the University of Michigan's Surveys of Consumers delivered an even stronger recovery than ...
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Growing Pains in America: Too Much Credit Card Debt vs Emergency Savings

It really should be nothing new that too many Americans have far too little saved up for a rainy day. It also shouldn't be all that shocking to hear about ...
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Americans’ Confidence About Their Own Finances Reaches Near-Record Highs

Americans are feeling more and more confident about their finances in 2019. It turns out that the stock market panic late in 2018, all the trade war fears and even ...
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Consumer Confidence Continues to Fall From Record Highs

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for January dipped on the back of the government shutdown and tumultuous financial markets. The index fell to 120.2 ...
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Americans’ Finances Took a Turn for the Worse in Q4

It is not news that 2018 was not a great year for U.S. equity markets. All three major indexes closed the year with losses with the S&P 500 index down ...
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November Consumer Confidence Dipped From 18-Year High

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for November dipped from an 18-year high of 137.9 in October to 135.7. The expectations index dropped from 115.1 ...
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Consumer Confidence Roars to 18-Year High Ahead of Holidays

The U.S. economy continues to be a mighty engine. Consumer confidence reached an 18-year high this month. Marry that to low unemployment and sharply rising gross domestic product, and America ...
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Consumer Confidence Kept Rising in October, Now at 18-Year High

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for the month of October rose from a revised reading of 134.5 in September to 137.9. The expectations index ...
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Consumer Confidence Approaching an All-Time High

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for the month of September rose from a revised reading of 134.7 in August to 138.4. The expectations index ...
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Consumer Confidence at Highest Level Since October 2000

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for the month of August rose from 127.9 in July to 133.4. The expectations index increased from 102.4 to ...
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