Unexpected deterioration in U.S. consumer confidence

By: trademagazin Date: 2010. 04. 19. 00:00

Contrary to the expected rise, the consumer confidence index of the University of Michigan shows decline: standing on a value of 69.5 points in April, compared to the previously predicted 75 points.

The index decreased to its five-month nadir which is a bad news, after analysts predicted 75 points after the 73.6 points of February.
While consumers feel positive about the overall prospects for the U.S. economy, but they paint a negative picture on their own future income and the labor market – explained Richard Curtin, the leader of the survey – reports portfolio.hu.

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