Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for October 2016
The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.
From Today's Report:
"...'Consumer confidence retreated in October, after back-to-back monthly gains,' said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. 'Consumers’ assessment of current business and employment conditions softened, while optimism regarding the short-term outlook retreated somewhat. However, consumers’ expectations regarding their income prospects in the coming months were relatively unchanged. Overall, sentiment is that the economy will continue to expand in the near-term, but at a moderate pace'..."
Every month, The Conference Board sends a questionnaire to 5,000 U.S. households. Survey participants are polled about their feelings regarding the U.S. economy, current and future, and about their own fiscal circumstances. On average, 3,500 participants complete and return the 5-question survey.
The baseline "100" score for the CCI is associated with 1985 survey data.
When consumers feel good about the economy, they tend to do more spending, and vice versa.
Based in New York City, The Conference Board is a private, not-for-profit organization with a mission to, "create and disseminate knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society."
The CCI is usually released on the last Tuesday of the month.
Last month, the CCI was 103.5 (revised.)
Click here to view the full Conference Board report.
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