Final June 2012 Michigan Consumer Sentiment at 6 Month Low

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index final number for June came in at 73.2, a 6.1 point drop from the May final of 79.3 and the weakest reading in six months. Today’s number was below the Briefing.com’s consensus forecast of 74.1.

Preliminary June 2012 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Below Expectations

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index preliminary number for June came in at 74.1, a 5.2 point drop from the May final 79.3 and the weakest reading in in six months. Today’s number was below the Briefing.com’s consensus forecast of 77.

Final May 2012 Michigan Consumer Sentiment at Post Recession High

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Final number for May came in at 79.3, which is the highest reading since October 2007, two months before the NBER’s date for the onset of the last recession. Today’s number was above the Briefing.com’s consensus forecast of 77.5.

Preliminary May 2012 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Highest Since 2008

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Preliminary for May came in at 77.8, which is the highest reading since January 2008. Today’s number was above the Briefing.com’s consensus forecast of 76.0. See the chart below for a long-term perspective on this widely watched index. Because the sentiment index has …

Preliminary April 2012 Michigan Consumer Confidence: Up Slightly

by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Preliminary for April came in at 76.4, up slightly from the 76.2 March final report. Today’s number was above the Briefing.com’s consensus forecast of 75.7, which matched the April preliminary sentiment reading. See the chart below for a long-term perspective on this widely …