Tag Archive for Consumer Sentiment

4 indicators signal that US economic growth is off to a weak start for the quarter – Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. Those hoping for the US economy to accelerate in the second half – and many economists made that call early in the year – will be disappointed. While employment metrics seem to show steady improvements, putting the Fed on the “taper…

Consumer sentiment in the US has peaked – Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. With a sharp rise in interest rates (see chart) and with gasoline prices still elevated after a spike this summer (see chart), it is increasingly important to track the US consumer sentiment. Given the anemic post-recession growth, additional weakness in consumer…

What’s wrong with this picture? – Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. January US consumer confidence from the Conference Board came in materially below consensus today. Source: Econoday Reuters: – Consumer confidence dropped in January to its lowest level in more than a year as Americans were more pessimistic about the economic outlook…