Items Tagged with 'Consumer confidence'


  • Consumer Confidence Survey reveals Americans fear tariffs

    25% of American consumers worried about economic impact
    The threat of international tariffs modestly reduced consumer confidence in June, according to a Consumer Confidence Survey conducted by The University of Michigan. Surveys of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin explained that two-thirds of consumers believe more international trade is better for the domestic economy.
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  • Americans remain economically confident despite recent hurricane damage

    Consumer confidence sees small declines in September
    While consumer confidence showed a slight drop from August to September, the latest Survey of Consumers shows their concern over the recent hurricanes in quickly fading. In fact, for the past year, although several issues arose that could have derailed the overall confidence level, Americans remain economically hopeful.
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  • Americans say labor market is getting worse

    Still optimistic about short-term future
    Following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, consumer confidence continues to fall, and Americans are now saying the labor market is getting worse. However, the good news is the outlook for the short-term was more positive in September from the previous month.
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  • 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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  • Consumer economic optimism hovers at 16-year high

    Overall confidence increases in August
    Consumer confidence increased once again in August as Americans place more faith in the current economic state. In fact, the Present Situation Index from The Conference Board remains at its 16-year high, even as expectations for the future grew slightly.
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  • 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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  • Consumers grow more confident in future of economy

    Assessment of current conditions remains at 16-year high
    Consumers’ assessment of their current conditions increased in July, remaining at a 16-year high. Consumers are also more confident in the future of the economy, however they are less optimistic about their income prospects.
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  • Americans regain confidence in June

    Short-term outlook eased, but still upbeat
    After wavering slightly the month before, Americans grew more confident in June. A new survey found consumers are more confident in current economic conditions, however, they are less sure about their short-term economic outlook.
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  • Homeowners agree – now is a good time to sell

    NAR survey shows drop in confidence
    Homeowners agree that now is a good time to sell, and even more say now is a good time to buy a home. However, renters disagree. NAR’s second-quarter HOME survey shows Americans are wavering in their confidence in the economy, housing and even their personal finances.
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