Advisor Perspectives had a post of January 31, 2023 (“Consumer Confidence Declines in January“) that displays the latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence and University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index charts. They are presented below:
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While I don’t believe that confidence surveys should be overemphasized, I find these readings and trends to be notable, especially in light of a variety of other highly disconcerting measures highlighted throughout this site.
The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation
SPX at 4044.69 as this post is written