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Consumer Sentiment  
Released On 7/28/2017 10:00:00 AM For Jul(f), 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Sentiment Index - Level93.1 93.1 92.0  to 94.0 

Recent History Of This Indicator
The consumer sentiment index has been falling back, down more than 5 points from its highs early in the year to 93.1 in the preliminary reading for July, a level that is expected to hold for the final report. The preliminary July report showed continued strength in current conditions but a noticeable slowing in expectations in a divergence that hints at future erosion for the headline index.

Definition
The University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center questions 500 households each month on their financial conditions and attitudes about the economy. Consumer sentiment is directly related to the strength of consumer spending. Consumer confidence and consumer sentiment are two ways of talking about consumer attitudes. Among economic reports, consumer sentiment refers to the Michigan survey while consumer confidence refers to The Conference Board's survey. Preliminary estimates for a month are released at mid-month. Final estimates for a month are released near the end of the month.  Why Investors Care
 
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Consumer sentiment is mainly affected by inflation and employment conditions. However, consumers are also impacted by current events such as bear & bull markets, geopolitical events such as war and terrorist attacks. Investors monitor consumer sentiment because it tends to have an impact on consumer spending over the long run [although not necessarily on a monthly basis.]
 
 

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