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Consumer Reports Index shows Financial Troubles Jump and Sentiment Stumbles for Upper-Income Households

 

Retail activity remains at weakest point since April 2009

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, showed that more upper income Americans reported they are facing significantly more  financial troubles than last month.

The Consumer Reports Index’s trouble tracker measure climbed to 39.2 from 34.0 a month earlier—an increase that was entirely fueled by an epic 23.3-point jump among those households earning $100,000 or more. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Report Index shows Americans’ Financial Woes Fall to Lowest Level in Four Years

 

Sentiment Stable as Employment Measure Records Third Straight Month in Positive Territory

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, shows Americans are reporting significantly fewer financial troubles. The Index’s trouble tracker measure fell sharply to 34.0 from 41.7 a month earlier—the lowest level since the organization first measured it in April 2009.

The Consumer Reports trouble tracker has dropped more than 50 percent from its high-water mark in September 2009, when this measure reached 68.7. The greatest drop in financial difficulties over the past 30 days was among those in households earning less than $50,000, followed by the most affluent in homes earning $100,000 or more. Amidst this general drop in financial difficulties, middle-income Americans experienced a slight rise in financial troubles. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index shows Consumer Sentiment Jumps to Highest Level Since 2008

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – After months of teetering between positive and negative territory, the Consumer Reports Index’s sentiment measure leapt to it highest level since 2008.

The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, shows that consumer sentiment now stands at 54.5, up from 50.1 last month. The improvement was broad-based, crossing all income and education groups, but the greatest gain was among lower-income consumers in households earning less than $50,000. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index shows Retail Spending Declines as Americans Report Increased Financial Troubles and Stagnant Sentiment Levels

 

Positive Signs for Sale of Spring, Summer Seasonal Retail Items

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, showed that consumers’ lethargic outlook continues to take a toll on retail spending.  The Index’s past 30-day retail measure declined for the third straight month since January.

The Consumer Reports Index’s sentiment measure was unchanged from last month at 50.1. Looking at the longer trend, consumers’ attitudes concerning the economy are neither advancing nor retreating and sentiment has been frozen in a narrow band between 51.2 and 48.9 since November 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index shows Consumer Sentiment Improves

 

Retail numbers lag despite four straight months of declining financial troubles

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, showed improvement in consumer confidence indicators over the past 30 days.

The Consumer Reports Index’s sentiment measure improved for March, climbing back to positive territory at 50.7 from 48.9 the prior month. The greatest improvement among income brackets was from lower-income households earning less than $50,000 (climbing 3.7 points). «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index shows Sentiment Drops as Middle Income Families See Uptick in Financial Troubles

 

February Planned Retail Spending at Lowest Level Since 2009.

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, showed consumer confidence is off to sluggish start in 2013, according to the February report.

The Consumer Reports Index sentiment measure declined for February dropped to 48.9 from 51.2 the prior month. The most pessimistic consumers remain Americans in households earning less than $50,000 (dropping to 45.6 from 50.0 the prior month). Concurrently, sentiment levels of middle-income families ($50,000 to $99,000) also dropped 5.4 percentage points from 55.6 to 50.2 this month. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index shows Confidence in the Economy Plummets Among Affluent Americans

 

Retail suffers as consumers face a sharp rise in financial woes and weak employment outlook

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With two months to go before the national election, the Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, saw significant drops in consumer sentiment that were reinforced by a sharp jump in personal financial troubles over the past 30 days.

The drop in sentiment (47.4 from 49.5 the previous month) was driven by a significant souring among affluent Americans in households earning more than $100,000 (-7.7 pts). While still in positive territory (52.2), sentiment levels for this income group haven’t been this close to negative territory in almost two years (October 2010). «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index shows Confidence in the Economy Plummets Among Affluent Americans

 

Retail suffers as consumers face a sharp rise in financial woes and weak employment outlook

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With two months to go before the national election, the Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, saw significant drops in consumer sentiment that were reinforced by a sharp jump in personal financial troubles over the past 30 days.

The drop in sentiment (47.4 from 49.5 the previous month) was driven by a significant souring among affluent Americans in households earning more than $100,000 (-7.7 pts). While still in positive territory (52.2), sentiment levels for this income group haven’t been this close to negative territory in almost two years (October 2010). «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Report Index shows Americans Upbeat for Start of Summer, Sentiment Jumps to Highest Level In Four Years

 

Financial troubles decrease while retail recovers from five-month slide

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, saw a sharp improvement in its consumer sentiment measure, which jumped to its highest level since October 2008.

The rise in sentiment (53.1 from 47.5 the previous month) was broad-based, with significant gains among those Americans in households earning less than $50,000 (+5.5 pts) as well as more affluent households earning $100,000 or more (+7.7 pts). «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Index Finds New Job Starts Are At Their Lowest Level in the Past Nine Months

 

Retail outlook suffers as less optimistic consumers see increased financial woes

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index’s employment measure dropped back into negative territory this month largely due to a continued decline in the percentage of new job starts in the past 30 days.

The Index’s employment measure, which compares the percentages of Americans that reported starting a new job with those that reported losing a job in the past 30-days, slipped to 49.7 from 50.5 last month. When the measure drops below 50 it is an indication that more Americans are losing jobs than they are starting. «Read the rest of this article»

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