Consumer Confidence Archive

High Corporate Profit but Low Business Spending

Large companies are doing well.  Corporate profits bounced back very strongly after taking a hit in 2008 and are now at record levels.  The chart below is a standard measure of profits after taxes and after some necessary accounting...

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for July 1, 2011

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of June 27-July 1,...

Daily Economic Update: Case-Shiller, Consumer Confidence

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights the Case-Shiller home price index and consumer confidence....

Consumer Confidence and Election Results

When pocketbooks get pinched and many face unemployment, there’s bound to be plenty of anger.   This anger generally means high voter turnout at elections. For better or for worse and for whatever it is worth, one key economic...

Economic Indicators: Weekly Update for April 29

Every week the Research staff analyzes key data releases and explain what they mean for you and your business. In this update, we give the highlights of the most important data releases for the week of April 25-April 29,...