Investor Confidence Ticks Up, Indexes Show
Outlooks for the economy and labor market have either improved or roughly stayed the same throughout August, three major confidence measures show.
Advisors Optimistic in Late 2012; Consumers Downbeat
The two groups had opposing views in November, but the latest poll shows a divergence in the expected timeline of economic improvement
Consumers Get Upbeat
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Advisors Grow Pessimistic, as Consumer Confidence Hits 4-Year High
RIAs are not as upbeat as most consumers when it comes to the economy and markets, according to the latest polls.
Investor, Consumer Confidence Hit Lows in August
Still, both groups remain more upbeat about their financial situation and the markets, Spectrem and the Conference Board found.
Affluent a Bit More Confident, but Very Concerned: Spectrem Poll
Similar results of the Consumer Confidence Index survey show mixed sentiment in June
Investors Lost Confidence in April, Indexes Show
Along with the Consumer Confidence Index, State Street and Spectrem surveys make moderate dips in April as investors cool to market conditions.
Have We Turned the Confidence Corner? Millionaires Think So
Spectrem Millionaire Confidence Index hits nine-month high; consumer confidence, Chicago PMI—even Ben Bernanke—points to a possible resurgence, but Spectrem’s Wolper warns about negative effect of rising gas prices.
Confidence in Economy Sinks to 2009 Lows
Chase's Dimon blames crisis of confidence on 9% unemployment, but Fed Governor Tarullo laments that the U.S. labor market has lost its former dynamism.
News Analysis: Are We in a Recession?
Consumer confidence plunged to two-year lows in August, stoking predictions and outright declarations that the economy has slipped into recession. The latest Consumer Confidence Index reading of 44.5 is lower than the 53.9 average for the 2007-2009 recession.