An economic indicator that gauges how consumers interpret the present Economic environment and their expectations for the future. A decline in consumer expectations can be a leading indicator of slowing economic activity. The Consumer Confidence report is a product of the Conference board and is based on a monthly survey of 5000 households. It is a timely economic report in that the data released on the last Tuesday of each month is based on the current month's survey.
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University of Michigan Survey of Consumers
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