4 Confidence Charts – June 2011

Here are four charts reflecting confidence survey readings.  These are from the SentimenTrader.com site. I find these charts valuable as they provide a long-term history of each survey, which is rare. Each survey chart is plotted in blue, below the S&P500: (click on each chart to enlarge image) Conference Board Consumer Confidence, last updated 5-30-11: – …

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4 Confidence Charts – March 2011

Here are four charts reflecting confidence survey readings.  These are from the SentimenTrader.com site. I find these charts valuable as they provide a long-term history of each survey, which is rare. Each survey chart is plotted in blue, below the S&P500: (click on each chart to enlarge image) Conference Board Consumer Confidence, last updated 2-22-11: …

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Gallup Economic Surveys – Comments

Gallup has a variety of economic surveys that I find interesting. Here are charts of three that I find especially noteworthy: – Americans’ Standard of Living Optimism: (reported November 5, 2010) – U.S. Economic Confidence (reported November 9, 2010) – U.S. Consumer Spending (reported November 11, 2010) – At each link, details of each survey …

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S&P500 Vs. Consumer Confidence

The following commentary and chart is excerpted from the October 14, 2010 ContraryInvestor.com commentary.  I find it interesting in a variety of different ways, and it raises a lot of questions with regard to the stock market, consumer confidence, QE1, and QE2… _____ “We have not touched on consumer confidence for a good while, but …

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4 Confidence Charts – October 2010

Here are four charts reflecting confidence survey readings.  These are from the SentimenTrader.com site. I find these charts valuable as they provide a long-term history of each survey, which is rare. Each survey chart is plotted in blue, below the S&P500: (click on each chart to enlarge image) Conference Board Consumer Confidence, last updated 9-28-10: …

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4 Confidence Charts

Here are four charts reflecting confidence survey readings.  These are from the SentimenTrader.com site. I find these charts valuable as they provide a long-term history of each survey, which is rare. Each survey chart is plotted in blue, below the S&P500: (click on each chart to enlarge image) Conference Board Consumer Confidence, last updated 6-29-10: …

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Four Confidence Survey Charts

Here are four charts reflecting confidence from the SentimenTrader.com site.  They provide a longer-term historical timeframe, which I have found to be rare. Here are the charts.  Each is plotted vs. the S&P500: Conference Board Consumer Confidence, last updated 4/27/10: University of Michigan Consumer Confidence, last updated 4/16/10: ABC News Consumer Comfort Index, last updated …

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Consumer Confidence Disparities

Here is a link to the latest (December 29) press release of The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence readings: http://www.conference-board.org/economics/ConsumerConfidence.cfm I found the large difference between the Expectations Index and Present Situation Index to be notable.  The Expectations Index, at 75.6, was the highest in two years.  However, the Present Situation Index fell to 18.8 and remains at a 26-year …

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