Holding Steady: Consumer Confidence Remains Above 46 For Fourth Straight Month

Rising 0.1 points to 46.5, the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) remains largely unchanged for the second report in a row. The ESI is nearly 1.0 point above the 2014 average, and 2.5 points above the trailing-twelve-month average. Consumer confidence has remained above 46 since mid-March and is higher than where it was this time last year, when it began a steep decline that lasted through the fall.

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Consumer Confidence – World Cup Edition

Consumer confidence fell 0.2 points to 46.4 over the past two weeks, according to the latest data from the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). The small drop in consumer confidence completes a 1.1 point drop in the month of June and a modest 0.3 point drop over the calendar year.  However, consumer confidence still remains above the 2014 average in part due to confidence in consumer financing, which rose to a calendar year high of 58.4.

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Consumer Confidence Dips Slightly, But Remains Above 2014 Average

Consumer confidence fell 0.9 points to 46.6 over the past two weeks, according to the latest data from the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). While slightly down from two weeks ago, the ESI remains above its 2014 average and is at a similar level from one year ago. Notably, consumer confidence has remained at or above 46.0 since March 25th, supported by rising confidence in making a major purchase, which once again hit a 27-week high over the past two weeks.

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Consumer Confidence Spikes, Reaching Highest Levels of 2014

Consumer confidence rose sharply to 47.5 over the past two weeks, according to the latest data from the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). While still below its level from a year ago, consumer confidence has been more stable in 2014 than in 2013, and the recent increase brings it up to its highest level yet this year. Confidence in making a major purchase rose to 48.8, its highest level in 12-months, driving the index to its 2014 high.

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Consumer Confidence Dips Driven By Housing Market Woes

Consumer confidence fell slightly to 46.2 points in the past two weeks, bringing it close to levels seen in the beginning of 2014, according to the latest data from the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). While the ESI has stabilized above January and February levels, consumer confidence remains three full points below its level this time a year ago. Looking across all five components of the index, confidence in the housing market continues to under perform relative to other components and is currently 13 percent below its reading from this time last year.

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Consumer Confidence Stabilizes Below 2014 Highs At The End Of April

Consumer confidence stabilized over the past two weeks, inching up ever so slightly to 46.5, almost a point below its April high one month ago, according to the latest data from the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). Of note, confidence in the labor market rose over the past two weeks, potentially reflecting April’s strong jobs report. At the same time, while increasing during the past two weeks, confidence in the housing market remains below confidence in personal finances.

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Quarterly Report: Q1 Gains Concentrated Among The Young

According to the Q1 2014 Economic Sentiment Report. the quarterly measure of the ESI rose in the first quarter of 2014 after a significant dip in the fourth quarter of 2013. Following this rally, however, the latest two-week ESI rolling average shows consumer confidence fell in April and remains below 2014 highs. The quarterly report examines confidence by income, region, occupation, age, and more.

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After A Two-Month Climb, Consumer Confidence Dips In Mid-April

Consumer confidence dipped over the past two weeks, according to the latest data from the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). Declining 1 point to 46.4, this reading ends a steady two-month climb that brought the ESI to 2014 highs. However, looking more broadly at the ESI over the past few months, this decline in confidence did not erase recent gains.

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Labor Market Confidence Rises To 12-Month High As ESI Continues To Climb

With a 0.7 point increase from two weeks ago, consumer confidence rose for the fourth consecutive reading, according to the latest data from the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI). At 47.4, the ESI two-week average is at its highest level since June 2013. The recent rise tracks improvements in the U.S. job market, which saw increased job gains in February and March. In fact, within the ESI components, labor market confidence jumped 1.4 points and reached a 12-month high.

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