Items Tagged with 'consumer optimism'


  • 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.
    Read More
  • Consumer confidence drops to 7-month low

    But housing experts aren’t concerned
    Consumer confidence dropped in May to its lowest level in seven months, the latest survey from the University of Michigan shows. The gap in confidence between Republicans and Democrats lessened slightly, but remained highly partisan.
    Read More
  • Fannie Mae: Consumer housing optimism rebounds in April

    Americans say now is a good time to buy
    After the slight dip in confidence in March, consumer optimism rebounded in April, even hitting a new survey high regarding the ease of getting a mortgage. Only one section of the survey saw a decrease in optimism – less Americans reported that now is a good time to sell.
    Read More
  • Consumer optimism surges due to lowered standards

    Partisan divide to lessen in months ahead
    “The continued strength in consumer sentiment has been due to optimistic views on three critical components: higher incomes and wealth, more favorable job prospects, and low inflation expectations,” Surveys of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin said. “All of these factors, however, have been influenced by partisanship.”
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • Housing confidence takes a turn, ends 5-month decline

    Personal finance optimism reaches 7-year high
    Americans are more confident in housing, breaking a 5-month trend of declines. However, that confidence could quickly decrease if income gains do not offset decreasing home affordability. Fannie Mae’s chief economist explains the incoming dangers to the market.
    Read More
  • Fannie Mae: Consumer confidence in housing market fell in October

    Survey results show that consumers felt September was better market
    Consumers’ feelings towards the housing market were weaker in the month of October than they were in September, as some consumers displayed hesitancy to commit to the long-term financial obligation of buying a home, a new survey from Fannie Mae showed.
    Read More