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.

Final January 2014 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Little Changed

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment final number for January came in at 81.2, an increase from the 80.4 preliminary report, but below the December final of 82.5. Today’s was slightly above the Investing.com forecast of 81.0. The index is off its 85.1 interim high in July of last year.

Advance Estimate 4Q2013 GDP Is at Expectations

Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen The advance estimate of fourth quarter 2013 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew a positive 3.2%. The market expected the advance estimate 4Q2013 GDP at 3.0% to 3.6%. GDP growth in 3Q2013 was 4.1%

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.