Consumer Confidence Inching Back to Normal

It’s been a few months since we visited the subject of consumer confidence, so let’s update our interactive chart again. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all the way back to 1998. Powered by Tableau At 56.6, the Present Situation Index has gained 180% from its December 2009 […]

Consumer Confidence Slowly Climbing Out of the Gutter

It’s been a few months since we visited the subject of consumer confidence, so let’s update our interactive chart again. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all the way back to 1998. Powered by Tableau At 51.4, the Present Situation Index has gained 154% from its December 2009 […]

Consumer Confidence: The Long Slog Continues

It’s been over six months since we visited the subject of consumer confidence, and since the most recent data was released this week, I thought it might be a good time to update our interactive chart again. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all the way back to […]

Consumer Confidence: Still Rolling Along the Gutter

It’s been about six months since we visited the subject of consumer confidence, and with the most recent data having been released this week, I thought it might be a good time to post an updated version of my interactive chart. You can drag the time sliders below the chart to view data going all […]

December Reporting Roundup: Mall Meter Edition

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). First up, let’s have a look at the source material from the NWMLS itself. […]

Trashed Consumer Confidence = No Housing Recovery

It’s been a while since we posted an update of our interactive Consumer Confidence chart, and I thought in light of our series of big picture week posts last month it might be nice to see how people are feeling about the economy in general. Consumer Confidence Index Powered by Tableau Since dropping below 25 […]

Consumer Confidence Falls 10 Points in February

Here’s a mini-roundup of different takes on yesterday’s Consumer Confidence Index release: The Big Picture: What Happens When Consumer Confidence Falls 10-Points? Zero Hedge: Spinning The Consumer Confidence Number Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis: Consumer Confidence Plunges To 46 Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis: Is Consumer Confidence a Contrarian Indicator? Click through below for an […]