Items Tagged with 'Consumer confidence'


Consumer confidence now back to pre-recession levels

Americans feel better about present and future situation
The elections and even the time leading up to the presidential elections brought a new wave of consumer confidence. In fact, consumers are now back at pre-recession levels when it comes to their confidence in the economy – both for their present situation and future expectations.
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Consumer confidence tumbles in October

Many say business conditions are bad
After hitting post-recession highs in September, consumer confidence dropped in October. According to one economist, the upcoming elections could be putting many consumers slightly on edge. Here’s more about where Americans say the economy sits, and where it’s headed.
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Consumers less confident than any time since last year

Fall seen in households with annual income under $75,000
Consumers feel less confident about the economy than at any point since last year. The impact is felt most by households that make less than $75,000, as consumer confidence in those households dropped to the lowest level of confidence since 2014.
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Consumer optimism holds steady in July

Economic growth to continue into third quarter
Consumer confidence barely moved, but remains historically high. While consumers may feel less confident about business in the short term, experts explain that this report tells tale of increasing economic growth into the third quarter.
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Consumer confidence declined in May?

Some data seems to conflict
The Conference Board says consumer confidence is down, but that doesn’t seem to be affecting consumer spending or even housing growth. See why economists think that is, and what other data points seem to conflict with The Conference Board findings.
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Fannie Mae: Consumers never felt so poorly about home buying

Homebuyer confidence falls to all-time low
Fewer consumers feel that now is a good time to buy than ever before, according to new survey results released Monday by Fannie Mae. The survey results come on the heels of the previous month’s survey, which showed consumers had less confidence in the housing market in general than they had for 18 months.
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Fannie Mae: Consumer confidence in housing falls to 18-month low

Despite the fact that mortgage interest rates just fell to the lowest level since February 2015, consumers haven’t felt this poorly about the housing market in 18 months. In fact, more people feel that now is a bad time to sell a home rather than a good time to sell for the first time in more than a year.
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Morgan Stanley: Global recession risk rises 30% this year

One in three chance things end badly
Morgan Stanley is hinting that we should all consider cancelling our summer vacations. Quants at the Wall Street investment bank say the risk of the global economy sliding back into a recession is now nearly a one-in-three shot, according to coverage in the Telegraph UK. But why?
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