Consumer confidence rises again in July (7/29/2014)
Confident consumers spend money and buy homes, and at 90.9, the monthly index hit its highest point since Oct. 2007, with “future expectations” rising 6.3 points.
Fla. consumer confidence hits post-recession high (6/25/2014)
UF: Floridians’ overall confidence rose four points to 82 in June after stagnating in the high 70s for more than a year. Both short- and long-term outlooks rose.
Consumer confidence up for second month (6/24/2014)
U.S. consumers are more optimistic about their current finances, and their outlook for the future grew a bit rosier too. The Index now stands at 85.2.
NAHB: Leading Markets Index shows 56 metros at or above normal levels in June (6/10/2014)
NAHB’s Leading Market Index reports 56 metros at or above normal levels in June, a net gain of nine metro areas year-over-year.
Fla. economic confidence dips in May (5/28/2014)
UF reports a two-point confidence drop among Floridians thanks mainly to concerns about the overall economy. However, outlooks about personal finances rose.
U.S. consumers grew more optimistic in May (5/27/2014)
It’s been over five years since 20.2% of consumers believed their income would grow over the next six months, as slow-yet-steady rebound appears on track.
Floridians’ confidence in economy stays fairly flat (4/30/2014)
UF: Confidence fell one point this month. “Economy remains on a steady path without any big changes either negative or positive,” says UF chief economist.
Consumer confidence down but still high in April (4/29/2014)
The Conference Board index dipped slightly to 82.3, but it’s the second-highest reading since Jan. 2008 after the Board revised March up to 83.9.
Fla. consumer confidence at post-recession high (3/26/2014)
UF: Florida residents think they’re better off now than they one year ago, and they’re more optimistic about the future; confidence index rises 3 points in March.
U.S. consumer confidence rebounds in March (3/25/2014)
In Feb., consumers’ future expectations took a hit, but their outlook bounced back this month. Overall, the Consumer Confidence Index rose 4 points to 82.3.
Florida: Overall economic confidence on even keel (2/26/2014)
UF: Floridian’s overall consumer confidence stayed the same this month, but a number of components that make up that score spiked higher or lower.
Consumer confidence fairly stable in Feb. (2/25/2014)
Consumers appear to be happy with current conditions – that component rose – but wary of the economy’s future as the expectation component declined.