Consumer Spending

When consumers receive an income, those funds can go into savings or spending. Consumer spending is the measurement of funds dispersed (not in savings) and that can go into goods and services that consumers deem warranted. This can include durable goods, such as washing machines, and non-durable goods, such as food. As the U.S. economy is comprised of over 70% consumer spending, this is a very important piece of economic data.

3 Top Dividend Stocks for Volatile Markets

By Saturday, October 3, 2015
Dividend Stocks for VolatileIt would be great to have a crystal ball and see what 2016 will bring. But with so much volatility going on, many investors cannot look beyond the current quarter, especially after the abysmal third quarter that just ended. For momentum and income investors, there are some great dividend stocks out there that will protect your capital .

3 Best Consumer Discretionary Stocks for 2016

By Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Consumer Spending Anemic as 58% Say Economy “Getting Worse”

By Monday, August 31, 2015
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U.S. Economy: Why Recession’s Knocking

By Friday, August 21, 2015
RecessionWhat used to be a leading indicator, the stock market has now become a lagging indicator. For months (in these pages), I have written about how sick the U.S. economy has become. Stock market investors are waking up to the reality that world economic growth is either non-existent or even contracting—albeit too late. The Dow Jones Industrial.

Consumer Confidence Plunges in July as U.S. Economy Heads Wrong Way

By Monday, August 3, 2015
Consumer ConfidenceIn the month of July, the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index declined nine percent from May. The index stood at 99.9 in June and plunged to 90.9 in July—the lowest level since September of 2014! A sub-index of this confidence index, called the Expectation Index, which measures how U.S. consumers feel they will do going .

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