The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be rescaled beginning with today’s report to make the gauge of U.S. sentiment easier to interpret.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be rescaled beginning with tomorrow’s report to make the gauge of U.S. sentiment easier to interpret.
Consumer confidence has been higher among Democrats than Republicans for a record 18 straight weeks, indicating that politics are driving perceptions of well-being.
Americans were most pessimistic on the outlook for the economy in March than at any time in four months, a sign the effects of harsh winter weather are still rippling through the U.S.
Consumer confidence in the U.S. rose for a second week as gasoline prices receded.
Consumer confidence climbed last week to the highest level since April 2008 as Americans grew less pessimistic about their finances.
Consumer confidence dropped last week to the lowest level since the end of January as slower U.S. job growth contributed to pessimism about personal finances and spending.
"Employment, usually a strong correlate of consumer sentiment, is better, and stocks, another strong correlate, have been on a tear."
- Gary Langer on Jul 31, 2014