Items Tagged with 'Consumer confidence'


More Americans optimistic about economic future – except Democrats

Survey shows Democrats believe recession is imminent
Consumer confidence increased once again at the beginning of March. In fact, all signs of optimism in the market are up, with the exception of one demographic. Democrats optimism is so low it signals the economy is soon to move into a recession, according to the Survey of Consumers from the University of Michigan.
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Fannie Mae economic growth forecast remains conservative

Taking wait and see approach to Trump’s fiscal stimulus policies
Fannie Mae released this month’s Economic and Housing Outlook, which shows little change in economic growth for the year overall. The mortgage giant explains the administration’s fiscal policy poses both negative and positive risks for the economy.
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Consumers have never felt better about housing than they do right now

Fannie Mae survey shows consumer confidence reaches all-time high
Consumers’ faith in the housing market is stronger than it’s ever been before, according to a newly released survey from Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index shows that consumer confidence in housing hit an all-time high in February, continuing a climb in confidence that began in January.
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Independent voters growing more optimistic about economy

Republican and Democrat partisan gap grows wider than ever
The divide between Republicans and Democrats is growing wider as Republicans’ optimism hits new highs and Democrats’ pessimism hits new lows. Independents, however, are growing more optimistic about the future and present state of the economy.
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Consumer confidence retreats in January

Surveys show conflicting results
A survey conducted by The Conference Board by Nielsen shows that Americans are less confident in the economy in January. However, other measures of consumer confidence disagree with that notion. Americans are more confident in their present situation, but less optimistic about the future.
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Housing sentiment decreases for fifth straight month

Tampered by rise in mortgage rates
After interest rates shot up in the weeks following the presidential election, consumer sentiment regarding housing decreased yet again in December. Fannie Mae’s chief economist explains what two components could push housing sentiment forward in 2017.
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Consumer confidence hits highest level since 2001

Americans upbeat on economic outlook
Consumers are feeling more upbeat about America’s economic outlook than at any time in the last 13 years. And President-elect Donald Trump is a big reason behind that rise, helping push consumer confidence to the highest level since August 2001.
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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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