August 25, 2015

After taking a hit in July, confidence is back up past the 100 mark.

June 30, 2015

Confidence broke the 100 mark in June.

May 26, 2015

Consumer confidence is back up in May, but by a marginal amount, The Conference Board reported. May's index now stands at 95.4, up from 94.3 in April.

March 31, 2015

Consumer confidence regained much of its lost momentum in March, rising back over the 100 mark after backtracking in February.

February 24, 2015

After reaching well above the 100 threshold in January, U.S. consumer confidence slipped back down in February on dampened short-term expectations.

January 27, 2015

Consumer confidence steamrolled ahead in January to its highest level since 2007, breaking 100 to its current standing at 102.9.

November 25, 2014

The Conference Board reported that consumer confidence dipped down to 88.7 in November from its recent high of 94.1 in October, running contrary to more optimistic expectations by many economists.

October 28, 2014

After taking a step back in September, consumer confidence rebounded again in October, now standing at 94.5 (wherein 100 represents 1985 levels).

According to The Conference Board, the boost in sentiment comes as a welcome omen for the impending holiday retail season.

September 30, 2014

Consumer confidence fell from its recent high of 93.4 in August to 86.0 in September, breaking a string of four consecutive monthly gains.

July 29, 2014

Consumer confidence pushed ahead to a new post-recession high of 90.9 in July, its highest level since October 2007, The Conference Board reported this morning.

July's figure is also in comparison with an upwardly revised figure of 86.4 in June, where the previous post-recession high had stood.

June 24, 2014

Continuing this week's trend of optimism in market fundamentals, consumer confidence pushed to a new post-recession high of 85.2 in June, up from a downwardly revised figure of 82.2 in May.

May 27, 2014

Consumer confidence hedged up a bit to near-March highs in May after dropping in April. The Index now reads 83.0, up from a downwardly revised estimate of 81.7 in April.

April 29, 2014

The Consumer Confidence backed down slightly from its recent peak in March, now standing at 82.3, according to The Conference Board.

March 25, 2014

Preliminary estimates of consumer confidence weighed in at 82.3 in March, beating June 2013's figure of 82.1 and reaching a high not seen since January 2008, according to The Conference Board.

Confidence had slipped in the fall and winter, with February's score coming in at an upwardly revised estimate of 78.3. All indications are that consumers are shaking off their winter doldrums and are looking ahead to a sunnier spring and summer season.

January 28, 2014

Consumer confidence rebounded to 80.7 in January, its highest level since August of last year, according to the Conference Board. Confidence had rebounded in December as well to a downwardly revised figure of 77.5.

January 2, 2014

After two months of decline in the wake of the partial government shutdown, consumer confidence has bounced back to its highest level since September, according to The Conference Board.

December's index came in at 78.1, up from an upwardly revised figure of 72.0 in November and 72.4 in October.

November 26, 2013

Following a sharp decrease in October, consumer confidence continued trending downward in November to its current resting place of 70.4.

October 29, 2013

Consumer confidence took a big hit in October. 

At 71.2, the index was down 11.2% from September's upwardly revised figure of 80.2, the Conference Board reports.

Confidence had declined slightly in September as well (from August's 81.8), which suggests that the Congressional standoff wasn't the only factor driving October's figures down (though it was still one of the sharpest drops since last January, during the sequestration crisis).

September 24, 2013

After making marginal progress in August, the Consumer Confidence Index dipped back down to 79.7 in September, according to The Conference Board.

Though September's figures are down from August's upwardly revised metric of 81.8, they still demonstrate substantial year-over-year growth compared with September 2012, when consumer confidence was at 68.4.

August 27, 2013

Consumer confidence was up slightly from July's upwardly revised score of 81.0 to 81.5 in August, though it still fell below June's revised score of 82.1 (up dramatically from 74.3 in May).

According to The Conference Board, the Present Situation Index dipped to 70.7 from 73.6, and the Expectations Index remained fairly positive at 88.7 (up from 86.0 in July).

February 29, 2012

The widely watched measure of consumer confidence from The Conference Board now stands at 70.8, up from 61.5 in January.

November 29, 2011

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its Consumer Confidence Index increased to 56.0 in November, up from 40.9 in October.

That's not the only metric improving. The Expectations Index rose to 67.8 from 50.0, and the Present Situation Index increased to 38.3 from 27.1. 

It's certainly not partying like 1985 -- when the Index was set at 100. But it's an improvement welcomed by Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center. 

August 30, 2011

After an uptick in July, the Consumer Confidence Index issued by The Conference Board fell to 44.5, down from a downwardly revised 59.2 reading in July. 

The August figure is the lowest since April 2009 when the index was 40.8.

April 26, 2011

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased slightly to 65.4 in April, up from 63.8 in March, and up from 57.7 in April 2010.