Confidence Measures

Household Confidence Slips, But Outlook Steady

Household confidence remained on a slippery slope in November, but does not suggest a change in the modest outlook for household spending—according to a first look at the latest U.S. confidence measures. The significance of a falloff in consumer confidence reported…


Household Confidence is Holding Up

The two main measures of household confidence remain on a flat trend since the start of the year, suggesting that household spending will remain near its recent modest pace. That’s the big-picture takeaway from the latest data through October for consumer…