Items Tagged with 'Index of Consumer Expectations'


  • Consumer confidence rises to highest level since January

    Americans more excited about personal finances
    Americans’ expectations in their future soared at the beginning of August, bringing the University of Michigan’s measure of consumer confidence to its highest point since January. However, the survey did not include results from after the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, which could bring confidence down once more by the end of the month.
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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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  • Consumer confidence hits highest level in 12 years

    Economic views show highest division in 20 years
    Consumer sentiment inched up again in January, hitting its highest level in two years. While optimism is high, the division was high between political party lines. Republicans were highly optimistic, but Democrats were not, marking the most divided responses in 20 years.
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  • Consumer optimism slips to start 2017

    Current economic conditions increase to highest point since 2004
    Consumer sentiment edged down at the start of the new year, but still remains high compared to this time last year. While the consumer sentiment index decreased as a whole, current economic conditions increased to the highest point since 2004.
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  • Consumer sentiment increased just before elections

    Consumers more optimistic about the future
    Consumer sentiment rose just before the elections in November, which could mean a higher probability of a rate hike in December. One expert points out, however, that these were only the preliminary November results and consumers could feel differently now that the election is over.
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