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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 ›

Growing Share of Consumers Plan to Purchase a New Home

Measures of consumer confidence continue to report mixed results on a monthly basis. However, over time they are trending in the same direction. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index rose by 1 point in July to a seasonally adjusted level of 84.1. The final reading of consumer sentiment was revised up from the… Read More ›

Measures of Consumer Confidence Show Mixed Results but Similar Conclusions

Measures of consumer confidence were mixed in June. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index was basically unchanged from May, falling by 0.5% on a monthly seasonally adjusted basis to 84.1. The final reading of consumer sentiment was revised up from the preliminary reading of 82.7 that was released earlier in the month. Meanwhile,… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Soars, But Expectation of Income Growth Is Flat

Measures of consumer confidence rose in May. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index increased by 10.6% on a monthly seasonally adjusted basis to 84.5. The final reading of consumer sentiment was revised up from the preliminary reading of 83.7 that was released earlier in the month. Similarly, the Conference Board reported that its… Read More ›

Measures of Consumer Confidence Mixed

Measures of consumer confidence were mixed in April. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell by 2.8% on a monthly seasonally adjusted basis to 76.4. The final reading of consumer sentiment was revised up from the preliminary reading of 72.3 that was released earlier in the month. Conversely, the Conference Board reported that… Read More ›

Indicators of Consumer Confidence Mixed

Measures of consumer confidence were mixed in March. According to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, consumer sentiment rose by 1.3% on a monthly seasonally adjusted basis to 78.6. The final reading of consumer sentiment was revised up from the preliminary reading of 71.8 that was released earlier in the month. Conversely, the Conference Board reported that its Consumer… Read More ›

Measures of Consumer Confidence Indicate Widespread Improvement

February saw broad growth in consumers’ confidence. After mixed signals in January, both indicators of consumer confidence rose in the second month of the new year. Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan reported that its final estimate of consumer confidence, Consumer Sentiment, rose by 5.1% on a seasonally adjusted monthly basis in February to 77.6. The final reading was… Read More ›

Indexes of Consumer Confidence Are Growing, Sentiment has Surpassed Its Pre-Recession Level

Recently  released measures of consumer sentiment indicate that consumers’ confidence is  growing. Thomson Reuters and the  University of Michigan reported that its Consumer Sentiment Index rose by 5.5% to settle at 82.6. This is the fourth consecutive monthly gain for the index. By comparison, the Consumer Confidence Index, produced by the Conference Board, grew by 5.7% over the month of October, its third consecutive… Read More ›

Mixed Readings on Consumer Confidence in July

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey reported consumer confidence moving in opposite directions this month. The CCI indicated a modest gain while the University of Michigan survey showed a slight decrease in consumer confidence versus last month. While the month-to-month changes for each index have not been entirely consistent with one… Read More ›