consumer sentiment

August Consumer Sentiment Index Plunges on Recession Fears

The final University of Michigan preliminary Consumer Sentiment Index for August fell month over month from 98.4 to 92.1. Economists polled by Bloomberg were expecting a preliminary August reading of ...
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June Consumer Sentiment Index Dips on Tariff Worries

The final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for June fell month over month from a May reading of 100.0 to June's level of 98.2. Economists polled by Bloomberg were ...
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Auto Dealer Sentiment Still Negative in Q2

U.S. auto dealers are indicating that they essentially are no more or no less optimistic about demand for new cars than they were in the first quarter of 2019. Expectations ...
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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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March Consumer Sentiment Index Tops Consensus

The final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for March increased month over month from a February reading of 97.8 to March's level of 98.4. When the preliminary March index ...
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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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February Consumer Sentiment Index Falls Short of Consensus

The final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for February increased month over month from a January reading of 91.2 to February's level of 93.8. When the preliminary February index ...
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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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January Consumer Sentiment Index Lowest Since Trump Election

The final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for January dipped from to a December reading of 98.3 to January's level of 91.2. When the preliminary December index score was ...
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January Consumer Sentiment Index Plunges

The preliminary University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for January tumbled month over month from a final December reading of 98.3 to January's level of 90.7. The January reading may ...
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December Sentiment Index Rises, Full-Year Index Hits 18-Year High

The final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for December rose month over month from a final November reading of 97.5 to 98.3. When the preliminary December index score was ...
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