Economic Snapshot: Consumer confidence rises to 15-year high

Consumer confidence is up again this month, now at its highest level in 15 years. Consumer confidence The Consumer Confidence Index posted another gain in December after a considerable increase in November. The index now stands at 113.7, up from 109.4 last month. The Expectations Index jumped from 94.4 to 105.5 but the Present Situation …
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Economic Snapshot: Builder confidence rises two points in August

Builders expect the housing market to continue on an upward trajectory for the remainder of the year. Housing Market Index Builder confidence rose two points to 60 in August, up from a downwardly revised reading of 58 in July. “Builder confidence remains solid in the aftermath of weak GDP reports that were offset by positive …
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Economic Snapshot: Builder confidence rises after four months of stagnation

This increase follows four months of the index holding steady and is the highest reading since January 2016. Housing Market Index Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose two points to a level of 60 in June. “Builders in many markets across the nation are reporting higher traffic and more committed …
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