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Consumer Confidence in June – Optimistic but Cautious Consumers

The Consumer Confidence Index, released by the Conference Board, rose in June. Consumers were quite optimistic about current conditions, but less optimistic about the near term outlook than in May. The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 118.9 in June, from 117.6 in May. The present situation index rose from 140.6 to 146.3 while the expectations index decreased from 102.3 to… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Slightly Decreased in May

The Consumer Confidence Index, released by the Conference Board, declined in May but still remained relatively high. Consumers’ assessments of current conditions were barely changed, but consumers were less optimistic about the near term outlook than in April. The Consumer Confidence Index declined slightly to 117.9 in May, from 119.4 in April. The present situation index rose from 140.3 to… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Declined in April

After hitting a post-recession high, the consumer confidence index, reported by the Conference Board, declined in April. Consumers were less optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook, compared with last month. The Consumer Confidence Index declined to 120.3 in April, from 124.9 in March. Both the present situation index and the expectations index dropped. The present… Read More ›

Optimistic Consumers in March

Consumer confidence, reported by the Conference Board, increased in March. Consumers were very optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook. The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 125.6 in March, from 116.1 in February. Both the present situation index and the expectations index reached post-recession highs. The present situation index rose from 134.4 to 143.1 and the… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Rebounded in February

Consumer confidence increased in February after a decline in January. Consumers were more optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook. The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, increased to 114.8 in February, from 111.6 in January. Both the present situation index and the expectations index rose in February. The present situation index rose from… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Decreased in January

Consumer confidence decreased in January after reaching a 15-year high in December. The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, decreased to 111.8 in January, from a downwardly revised 113.3 in December. The present situation index rose from 123.5 to 129.7 and the expectations index declined from 106.4 to 99.8. Compared with last month, consumers were quite optimistic about… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence in December – The Highest Level Since the Recession

Consumer confidence increased in December to the highest level since August 2001. Assessments of current conditions declined but consumers held improved views of the near future. The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, hit 113.7 in December, higher than an upwardly revised 109.4 in November. The present situation index declined from 132.0 to 126.1 and the expectations index… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence – Optimistic November

With the ongoing job and economic growth, in November consumer confidence improved. Consumers were optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 107.1 in November, from an upwardly revised 100.8 in October. Both the present situation index and the expectations index rebounded. The present situation index… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence in October – Retreated

Consumer confidence retreated in October. Consumers were less optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook. The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, decreased to 98.6, from 103.5 in September. Both the present situation and the expectations index dropped. The present situation index fell to 120.6, from 127.9 and the expectations index declined to 83.9,… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence in September – Another Optimistic Month

The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, rose in September. Compared with last month, consumers were more optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook. The Consumer Confidence Index rose to 104.1, from 101.8 in August. The present situation index rose to 128.5, from 125.3, and the expectations index increased to 87.8, from 86.1. Consumers’… Read More ›