Consumer Confidence Sputters, Interest Rates Retreat

Consumer Confidence Sputters, Interest Rates Retreat

Let’s check in on how Consumer Confidence and mortgage interest rates fared during September. First up, here’s the Consumer Confidence data as of September: At 73.2, the Present Situation Index increased 3.2% between August and September, and is currently up 262% from its December 2009 low point. The Expectations Index fell slightly in August, losing […]

Consumer Confidence Flat, Rates Back to Mid-2011 Levels

Consumer Confidence Flat, Rates Back to Mid-2011 Levels

It’s time for another check in on Consumer Confidence. This time around I’m also going to throw in the latest home mortgage interest rate data, since the two are often somewhat related. First up, here’s the Consumer Confidence data as of August: At 70.7, the Present Situation Index decreased 4% between July and August, but […]

Consumer Confidence Unfazed by Interest Rates

Consumer Confidence Unfazed by Interest Rates

It’s time for another check in on Consumer Confidence. Here’s the data as of July: At 73.6, the Present Situation Index increased 7% between June and July and has gained 264% from its December 2009 low point. The Present Situation Index now sits at its highest level since May 2008. The Expectations Index fell slightly […]

Consumer Confidence Hits 5-Year High

Consumer Confidence Hits 5-Year High

It’s time for another check in on Consumer Confidence. Here’s the data as of June: At 69.2, the Present Situation Index has gained 243% from its December 2009 low point, and sits at its higest level since June 2008. The expectations index also rose in June, gaining 11% from its May level. Apparently rising rates […]

Consumer Confidence Dips Again in March

It’s time for another update of our interactive chart of Consumer Confidence. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all the way back to 1998. Here’s the data as of March: At 57.9, the Present Situation Index has gained 187% from its December 2009 low point, but fell 6% […]

Consumer Confidence Bounces Back Up in February

It’s time for another update of our interactive chart of Consumer Confidence. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all the way back to 1998. Here’s the data as of February: At 63.3, the Present Situation Index has gained 213% from its December 2009 low point, and rose 13% […]

Consumer Confidence: Surprise Dip in January

It’s time for another update of our interactive chart of Consumer Confidence. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all the way back to 1998. Here’s the data as of January: Powered by Tableau At 57.3, the Present Situation Index has gained 184% from its December 2009 low point, […]