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Consumer Sentiment  
Released On 8/17/2018 10:00:00 AM For Aug(p), 2018
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Sentiment Index - Level97.9 97.9 96.0  to 99.0 

Consensus Outlook
The consumer sentiment index has been holding at high levels and accelerated in the last two weeks of July. The consensus for preliminary August is 97.9 which would be unchanged from July's 97.9.

Definition
The University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center questions 600 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 employment conditions but bear-or-bull markets can also have an impact as well as national and global events. Sentiment is watched as a long- run barometer for consumer spending.
 
 

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