Consumer Sentiment

September 13, 2019 The final estimate of consumer sentiment for September rose by a modest 2.2 points in September to 92.0 after having fallen 8.6 points in August .  Despite the drop the levels for consumer sentiment  in August and September are still quite lofty. ...

Small Business Optimism

September 10, 2019 .Small business optimism fell 1.6 points in August to 103.1 after having risen 1.4 points in July..  The August 2018  level of 108.8  broke the previous record high level of 108.0 set 35 years ago back in July 1983.  The current level of confidence...

Car and Truck Sales

September 3, 2019 Unit car and truck sales rose 0.7% in August to a 17.0 million paced after having declined 2.0% in July.    During the last year car sales have risen 0.7%.  Car sales have been basically flat for the past couple of years and should continue to be...

Consumer Confidence

August 27, 2019 The Conference Board reported that consumer confidence declined 0.7 point in August to 135.1 after having jumped 11.5 points in July.  This series reached a cycle high of 137.9 in October of last year which also happened to be the highest level in the ...