Preliminary February 2014 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Unchanged

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment preliminary number for February came in at 81.2, unchanged from the January final. Today’s reading was slightly above the Investing.com forecast of 80.6. The index is off its 85.1 interim high set in July of last year.

Preliminary January 2014 Michigan Consumer Sentiment in Doldrums

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment preliminary number for January came in at 80.4, a decline from the 82.5 December final. Today’s number is lower than the Investing.com forecast of 83.5. The index is now 4.7 points below its interim high in July of last year.

Final December 2013 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Same as Preliminary

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment final number for December came in at 82.5. Today’s number is slightly below the Investing.com forecast of 83.0. Today’s level is 2.6 points below the interim high in July but 9.6 points above the December cliff-dive a year ago, which reflected Fiscal Cliff anxieties.

Preliminary December 2013 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Well Above Expectations

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment preliminary number for December came in at 82.5. Today’s number is well above the Investing.com forecast of 76.0 and a massive 7.4 point gain over the November final reading of 75.1. Today’s level is 2.6 points below the interim high in July and 8.0 points …

Final November 2013 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Above Expectations

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment preliminary number for November came in at 75.1. Today’s number is pleasantly above theInvesting.com forecast of 73.5 and a 1.9 point gain over the October final reading of 73.2. Today’s level is 10.0 points below the interim high in July and 7.6 points below …