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Consumer Confidence  
Released On 9/26/2017 10:00:00 AM For Sep, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Consumer Confidence - Level122.9 120.2 118.0  to 123.0 

Recent History Of This Indicator
The consumer confidence index, underpinned by unusually strong assessments of the labor market and income prospects, has well surpassed the consensus over the last three months, rising 2.3 points to 122.9 in August which next to 124.9 in March this year is the highest score since the dotcom days of December 2000. But the August results did not include the Texas effects of Hurricane Harvey at month-end nor Hurricane Irma's devastating Florida landfall in September. Yet forecasters aren't expecting much hurricane effect, calling for a modest retreat to 120.2 for September. The only negative in the report has been inflation expectations which have been extremely weak.

Definition
The Conference Board compiles a survey of consumer attitudes on the economy. The headline Consumer Confidence Index is based on consumers' perceptions of current business and employment conditions, as well as their expectations for six months hence regarding business conditions, employment, and income. Three thousand households across the country are surveyed each month. In general, while the level of consumer confidence is associated with consumer spending, the two do not move in tandem each and every month.  Why Investors Care
 

2017 Release Schedule
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