All Posts Tagged: consumer confidence

Numbers Count: How liquid is your down payment?

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Young man at kitchen table with coffee, looking at financial documents.

Here’s my take on the key numbers on the housing market this week.

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U.S. Outlook: The U.S. consumer hangs in there, for now

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent upward trend in consumer confidence.

Consumers continued to spend at a rapid clip in August, and their confidence in September may not be very shaken by global market turmoil.

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U.S. Outlook: Tallying up the damage from financial panic

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing large drop in China stock market capitalization

Global investor confidence rapidly eroded this week before recovering some poise by week end, doing noticeable damage to global and U.S. stock market wealth.

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U.S. Outlook: Growth has slowed — is it transitory or not?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing most recent downward trend in consumer confidence.

Is the second quarter shaping up to be another disappointment as well?

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