Items Tagged with 'Consumer sentiment'


  • Americans have never felt better about buying a house than they do right now

    Fannie's housing sentiment index reaches all-time high
    In July, housing confidence increased 2.2 points as more Americans reported now is a good time to buy and sell, according to Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index. Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Doug Duncan said despite ongoing housing supply and affordability challenges, the HPSI reached a new high thanks to strong job confidence and favorable mortgage rate expectations.
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  • Consumer sentiment hits highest level since 2004

    But fears of proposed trade tariffs remain
    Consumers are still on edge about proposed trade tariffs, however, despite this fear, consumer sentiment in March rose to its highest level since 2004. The University of Michigan survey showed that households with incomes in the bottom third saw a surge in confidence, while those in the top third saw confidence decrease slightly.
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  • Consumer optimism dips before the holidays

    Democrats grow worried about effects of tax reform
    Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs. The largest decline in long-term economic prospects was recorded among Democrats, which reflected their concerns about the impact of the proposed changes in taxes.
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  • American optimism could indicate beginning of the end for economic expansion

    Optimism surges to highest level since 2004
    Consumer optimism surged to its highest point since 2004, up more than 15% from last year. However, this tidal wave of optimism could bring impending doom in its wake. Survey of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin explained American’s views toward the economy could signify the beginning of the end for economic expansion.
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  • Consumer optimism sees slight uptick in April

    Partisan divide subsides significantly
    Consumer optimism edged up slightly in April, but not quite as high as the beginning of the month. Independents are more confident in the economy, and Republicans and Democrats are beginning to converge as the partisan divide slowly heals.
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  • 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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