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Consumer Confidence
Under normal circumstances, consumer confidence surveys are not very informative. They do not correlate well with consumer spending because consumers respond to what is going on rather than driving it. But in the β€œnew normal,” consumer and business confidence appears to be playing an unusually large role in the recent bout of economic and financial market weakness. The S&P 500 plunged sharply during the first several trading days in August when the debt ceiling standoff was coming to a head, and it has been...
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