High Consumer Confidence: Cause for Concern or Celebration?

High Consumer Confidence: Cause for Concern or Celebration?

By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group

Highlights

  • U.S. consumer confidence is buoyant, highest since 2000
  • Happy consumers no guarantee of strong returns from equities
  • Stock market fell after consumer confidence peaked in 1968, 2000
  • Equities rewarded investors after worst periods of consumer confidence
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