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. Reposted with permission. 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…

Consumer sentiment in the US has peaked – Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. 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…

Americans face more bad news at the gas pump- Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. As gasoline prices rise above $5/gallon in LA (see video below), analysts are puzzled. Gasoline prices have been on the rise for the past 31 days, which is highly unusual for this time of the year. Typically prices…

What’s wrong with this picture? – Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. 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…