Items Tagged with 'Consumer sentiment index'


  • Hurricanes pull consumer confidence down in early September

    Negative reaction could last longer than past hurricanes
    After seeing the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Americans became less confident in the future of the U.S. economy. And the University of Michigan shows this decrease in confidence could last longer than that seen after previous hurricanes. However, given the current resilience of consumers, recent events are unlikely to derail confidence.
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  • Americans express most confidence since 2005 in current economic conditions

    Overall sentiment drops
    The index of consumer sentiment dropped at the beginning of July as the decrease in future expectations outweighed the increase in each American's views of their current situation. Consumers are now more optimistic about their current situation than at any point since 2005, but the gap widened between that, and where they see the future of the economy.
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  • American optimism of future economy drops in June

    Slightly more optimistic about current conditions
    Americans continue to see improvement in their current financial conditions, however, they are less optimistic about the future of the economy. While the Index of Consumer Sentiment came back from its seven-month low in early June, it still decreased from the previous month.
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  • People more concerned about economy after Brexit

    Consumer Sentiment expected to hit normal levels by end of July
    After Brexit, many consumers, especially in the top third of income earners, have a less optimistic view of the current economy. Many of these consumers, in fact, were impacted personally by the stocks dropping after the Brexit vote.
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