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Eye on the Economy: Home Sales Surge after Slow First Quarter

Housing news continued to improve as pending home sales surged following a slow first quarter. Home prices also continued to move higher but at a more moderate pace, suggesting the extra push caused by investors may be slowing. Economic news, however, was mixed. Consumer confidence increased in response to improving labor market conditions. On the other hand, new estimates from… Read More ›

Is Everybody Happy?

Consumers have been regaining confidence and feeling better about the jobs market. For instance, the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose to a six-and-a-half year high in June. Moreover, their expectations for the next six months improved to a 10-month high. The Thomson Reuters/University Consumer Sentiment Index ticked up as well in June, but not at record levels. In addition,… Read More ›

Measures of Consumer Confidence Mixed – Again

March was another month of mixed results for consumer confidence. The Consumer Confidence Index increased after a falling in February. The Consumer Sentiment Index fell after increasing in February. According to the Conference Board the Consumer Confidence Index jumped 4.0 points on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in to 82.3. The rebound from February was attributed to improved expectations for… Read More ›

February Measures of Consumer Confidence Mixed

February was a month of mixed results for consumer confidence as the Consumer Sentiment Index increased while the Consumer Confidence Index decreased slightly. After a slide in late 2013, both measures have shown resilience in the face of extreme weather and high utility bills. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index increased in February… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Mixed

Measures of consumer confidence were mixed in the most recent release. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index increased by 3.2 points on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in December to 80.7. Meanwhile, according to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell by 2.1 points. The month-over-month improvement in the Consumer Confidence Index was… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in December

Measures of consumer confidence improved in December reversing course from the recent decline. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index increased by 6.1 points on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in December to 78.1. Meanwhile, according to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index rose by 7.4 points in December. In addition to current economic… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence on Three Month Slide

Measures of consumer confidence continued to slide in November falling for the third straight month. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index fell by 2 points on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in October to 70.4. Meanwhile, according to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell by 1.2 points in November. Although the rate of… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Falls Again

Measures of consumer confidence fell for the second straight month in October. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell in October to 73.2 the lowest reading since December 2012. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply by 9 points, 11.2%, on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in October to 71.2. Consumer confidence… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Falls

Measures of consumer confidence fell in September following strong growth at the start of the year and a summer of mixed signals. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index decreased by 2.1 points, 2.6%, on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in September to 79.7. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell in September by… Read More ›

Consumers Expecting Higher Interest Rates

Another set of monthly mixed results for consumer confidence was reported as the Consumer Sentiment Index decreased while the Consumer Confidence Index increased slightly. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell in August by 3 points from the previous month’s six-year high of 85.1. Meanwhile after declining in July, the Conference Board reported that the Consumer… Read More ›