A key indicator of U.S. consumer confidence rose for the first time in four months in August as the economy added 315,000 jobs.
Several indicators foreshadow a rocky six months.
Inflation and rising interest rates remain top of mind for consumers despite a strong labor market
Consumer spending is up, but so are inflation, housing prices, concerns about the war in Ukraine, and supply-chain disruptions from Covid-19 which are leading to mixed readings about consumer confidence
How the war in Ukraine, potential new Covid-19 variants and rising inflation are impacting business.
Projections suggest growth will slow as rising prices and supply-chain problems persist
Experts cite omicron, inflation and a wage-price spiral among key concerns
The year closed with an uptick in consumer confidence, but the latest coronavirus variant threatens to derail progress
As the world waits for the pandemic and its economic effects to subside, a new virus variant emerges.
Economic indicators continue to improve, though many economists are keeping a weather eye on inflation.
Consumer confidence dipped as pandemic deaths rose.
A key measurement of U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September as U.S. deaths from Covid-19 passed 700,000.
The economic impacts of the pandemic are showing.
Many economic segments remain strong, but a poor jobs report and a slip in consumer confidence reinforce the pandemic’s long-reaching effects.
Economic indicators continue to reflect a prolonged rally to normalcy. Will the Delta variant and labor shortages derail the train?
The widespread reopening continues.
Economic indicators point to a full recovery with Covid-19 in retreat, but a labor shortage and supply-chain issues remain.
Are we rounding the last bend in this challenging race?
As all segments of the economy race to surpass prepandemic levels, a bit of wheelspin is expected to occur, but not for long.
The tide is rising. It’s time to ride the wave.
A positive jobs report, 3 million vaccinations per day and consumer confidence point toward economic recovery.
Promising outlooks for the year.
Despite an up-and-down ride the past few months, economic indicators overall look promising.
Will we see an economic shot in the arm this year?
Demand remains strong in marine, RV and housing. Can vaccinations and new Washington policies lift consumer confidence and the broader economy?
Anticipating the changes that lie ahead in 2021
Can the Covid-19 vaccine, a new stimulus package and changes in Washington spark a return to a prepandemic normality?
Solid numbers, despite a raging pandemic.
Economic indicators remain high, with declines due to the Covid-19 resurgence and lack of another stimulus package.
Inflation remains tame, consumer spending is up, and home building is strong with wary eyes on politics and the pandemic.
Housing is hot and consumer confidence continues to rise, but indicators suggest a slowing rebound
Housing is hot and consumer confidence continues to rise, but indicators suggest a slowing rebound.
Boat sales and the housing market are red hot. Can that trend continue post-election and post-pandemic?
With Covid-19 still bearing down, indicators fluctuate.
A macro look at the effects the pandemic is having on consumer confidence and sentiment, spending, small businesses and more.
Are we witnessing the calm before the storm?
Although key measures continued on an upward trajectory and unemployment numbers have fallen, the overall outlook for 2020 remains volatile.
A cloud of uncertainty looks to damper growth.
Consumer confidence and spending take a hit.
Consumer confidence and spending took a hit in April, but short-term expectations for the economy and labor market improved.
Financial markets and consumers react to the coronavirus pandemic
Consumers were still confident in February.
Leading indicators remain strong to start off 2020.
Industry analysts see 2020 as another strong year.
The economic outlook for 2020 remains positive in the face of tariffs, politics and more.
Despite the extreme politics of this election year, consumer confidence remains high, the Fed chair talks about a “glass more than half full,” and economists see “green shoots” for 2020.
Despite last summer’s concerns, the economy isn’t showing any signs of dipping into recession.
Consumers voice concerns about economic trends.