Who is Confused: Consumers or Consumer Observers?

Written by Gene Balas Most of the time, consumers of economic data look at broad indicators to determine a basic question: “is economy activity growing or contracting?” Based on the answer to this question, investors may alter their asset allocation or businesses may adjust their investments in the basic ingredients of capital and labor. Too …

Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index is Up Fractionally

Consumer and small business sentiment remains at or near levels associated with the bottoms of other recent recessions. For consumers and small businesses this really is The Great Recession.