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Consumer Confidence Barely Changed in July

The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, was virtually unchanged in July. In July, the Consumer Confidence Index was 97.3, similar to 97.4 in June. The present situation index rose to 118.3, from 116.6, while the expectations index fell to 83.3, from 84.6. Consumers’ assessments of current business conditions were mixed. Assessments shifted to the extremes of “good”… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Slipped in April

The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, slipped in April. The Consumer Confidence Index declined slightly to 94.2 in April, from 96.1 in March. The present situation index rose to 116.4 in April, from 114.9 in March; the expectations index dropped to 79.3 in April, from 83.6 in March. Compared with last month, in April consumers were more… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence in March – Better Expectations

The Conference Board reported that in March the Consumer Confidence Index rebounded. The Consumer Confidence Index rose to 96.2 in March, from 94.0 in February. The present situation index in March moderately decreased to 113.6, from 115.0 in February; the expectations index climbed to 84.7 in March, from 79.9 in February. In March, consumers were more optimistic about the short-term… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Ebbed in February

The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, ebbed in February. The Consumer Confidence Index declined to 92.2 in February, from 97.9 in January. After a modest increase in January, both the present situation index and the expectations index decreased in February. The present situation index in February decreased to 112.1, from 116.7 in January; the expectations index dropped… Read More ›

Optimistic Consumer Confidence in January

The Conference Board released the Consumer Confidence Index for January 2016. The Consumer Confidence Index rose slightly to 98.1 in January. The present situation index in January was unchanged, remaining at the same level of 116.4 as that in December; the expectations index rose to 85.9 in January from 83.0 in December. In January, consumers’ optimism about the short-term outlook… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence in December – Beyond the Monthly Volatile Data

Consumer confidence improved in December after the previous two months declines. The Consumer Confidence Index, recently released by the Conference Board, rose to 96.5 in December from 92.6 in November. Both subcomponents, the present situation and expectations indices, rebounded in December as well. The present situation index rose to 115.3 in December from 110.9 in November; the expectations index climbed… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Retreated in November

The Conference Board released the Consumer Confidence Index for November, reporting that the index dropped sharply to 90.4 in November, following a moderate decrease in October. Both subcomponents contributed to the decline. The present situation index declined to 108.1 from 114.6 in October; the expectations index slipped to 78.6 from 88.7 in October. Compared to October, in November, the decline… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence in October – More Consumers Planned to Buy a Home in the Near Future

The Conference Board recently released the Consumer Confidence Index and its two subcomponents, the Present Situation Index and the Expectations Index, for October. The Consumer Confidence Index dropped to a level of 97.6 in October following the September’s optimistic assessment of 102.6. The present situation index declined to 112.1 from 120.3 in September, and the expectations index also decreased from… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Rebounded in September

The Conference Board released its Consumer Confidence Index for September. The index is a composite of separate indexes tracking consumers’ assessments of current business, income and employment conditions, as well as their expectations for the future. The Consumer Confidence Index increased to a level of 103.0 in September from 101.3 in August. The present situation index rose to 121.1 from… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence in August, Interest Rate Hikes by New Years, Housing Market Implications?

Six years after the official end of the recession consumer confidence has recovered most of the ground lost during the downturn. The Conference Board reported that its trademark Consumer Confidence Index jumped more than 10 points in August. The present situation index and expectations index rose 11.1 points and 10.2 points, respectively, pushing the overall confidence index up 10.5 points… Read More ›