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Friday, July 27, 2012

Final July Consumer Sentiment at 72.3

by Calculated Risk on 7/27/2012 09:55:00 AM

Note: I'll have more on GDP soon.

Consumer Sentiment
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The final Reuters / University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for July increased to 72.3 from the preliminary reading of 72.0, and was down from the June reading of 73.2.

This was slightly above the consensus forecast of 72.0 and the lowest level this year. Overall sentiment is still weak - probably due to a combination of the high unemployment rate and the sluggish economy.