U.S. Consumer Confidence Down, Housing Prices Up As S&P Closes In On All-Time High Of 1,565

Mixed Economic Data Helps Lift Markets, No Reason For Fed To Pull Punchbowl: The S&P 500 broke out of a tight range today to close higher and neared the all-time high of 1,565 today as sentiment among traders shifted.  The S&P 500 has been rangebound for the past few sessions and made it harder for[…]

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March 2012 Consumer Sentiment and January 2012 Case Shiller Index Fall

March 2012 Consumer Sentiment and January 2012 Case Shiller Index Fall: The consumer isn’t back yet in full force and home prices edge downward. U.S. consumer confidence slowed down this month.  The Conference Board said today, U.S. consumer confidence fell in March and expectations of increased inflation rose to the highest level in 10 months[…]

October Consumer Confidence Falls to March 2009 Levels

Consumer Confidence Falls to March 2009 Levels: Conference Board data shows consumers still grim on economic future. The U.S. consumer still feels bad about the economy.  As the holiday season approaches, Americans are not excited about the economy and may spend that way.  The Conference Board a private research group, released data today showing the[…]

Initial Jobless Report Trend Solidified? Economic Indicators Rise

Initial Jobless Report Trend Solidified? Economic Indicators Rise Initial jobless claims increase marginally.  Initial jobs claims rose slightly to 2,000 from 439,000 the Labor Department reported Today.  Jobless claims have now reached 440,000 in the for most of the last month. The trend for initial jobless claims may have changed over the past few weeks[…]