Consumer Confidence Sees Largest Decline Since The Government Shutdown

The decline in consumer confidence quickened over the past two weeks as the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell from 45.5 to 44.2. This is the largest decline since the government shutdown and the sixth largest over the past year. Coming on the heels of back-to-back disappointing jobs reports, this reading marks the third consecutive… Continue reading Consumer Confidence Sees Largest Decline Since The Government Shutdown

The Politics of Consumer Confidence: Parties Split On Economic Confidence Heading Into SOTU

Consumer confidence dipped for the second consecutive two-week period with confidence dropping from 46.2 to 45.5, according to the most recent reading of the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index. Heading into the State of the Union, analysis shows stark differences in confidence by political party with confidence among Democrats remaining 19 points higher on average than… Continue reading The Politics of Consumer Confidence: Parties Split On Economic Confidence Heading Into SOTU

Consumer Confidence Ends The Year At A Six-Month High

Today, Hamilton Place Strategies and CivicScience reported that the Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) continued to rise in the latter half of December, finishing the year with a two-week moving average of 46.3. This reading is the fifth consecutive rise in the two-week moving average since the government shutdown and brings the ESI back to levels not… Continue reading Consumer Confidence Ends The Year At A Six-Month High

Consumer Confidence Surges, But Jobs Outlook Still Lags Broader Index

Today, Hamilton Place Strategies and CivicScience reported that the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) 3-day rolling average rose to 47.6 over the past two weeks, a four-week high. Moreover, the two-week average of the index, which measures U.S. adults’ expectations for the economy going forward, as well as their feelings about current conditions for major… Continue reading Consumer Confidence Surges, But Jobs Outlook Still Lags Broader Index

HPS and CivicScience Announce Launch of Living Economic Sentiment Index

Today, Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) and CivicScience (CS) announced the launch of the HPS-CS Economic Sentiment Index (ESI), the first ever living index developed to assess consumer economic sentiment. The ESI is distinct in that it is available in real-time and capable of cross-referencing virtually any sub-population using demographic, brand, and cultural identifiers. Beginning Tuesday,… Continue reading HPS and CivicScience Announce Launch of Living Economic Sentiment Index

HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index White Paper

On December 3rd, Hamilton Place Strategies and CivicScience will issue the first release of a new economic sentiment index. The HPS-CS Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) measures U.S. adults’ expectations for the economy going forward, as well as their feelings about current conditions for major purchases. The primary goal of the Index is to accurately measure… Continue reading HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index White Paper

FAQ

FAQ 1.  What is the HPS-CS Economic Sentiment Index? Hamilton Place Strategies and CivicScience have teamed up to create the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index, the first “living” consumer confidence index. It measures U.S. adults’ expectations for the economy going forward, as well as their feelings about current conditions for major purchases. However, unlike other consumer confidence… Continue reading FAQ