consumer confidence

Consumer Sentiment Supports the No-Recession Call

Now that markets have hit new highs and now that longer-term interest rates have risen again, we are getting a first look at consumer sentiment for the month of November. ...
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Sagging Consumer Confidence Brings New Light to Fed Ahead of Expected Rate Cut

Consumer confidence and sentiment matter to the U.S. economy. With roughly two-thirds of gross domestic product now tied to consumer activities, it's easy to tie future gross domestic product trends ...
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NY Fed Shows Regional Services Business Leaders Turning Negative

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released a monthly Business Leaders Survey, which is a semi-live reading as the data is for October. This monthly Federal Reserve survey ...
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Consumer Sentiment Bounces From Recent Low

The University of Michigan has released its preliminary survey of consumer sentiment for September. The index reading came in at 92.0, a gain from the 89.8 reading in August. While ...
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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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