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Friday, October 26, 2012

Final October Consumer Sentiment at 82.6

by Calculated Risk on 10/26/2012 09:55:00 AM

Note: I'll have much more on GDP soon.

Consumer Sentiment
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The final Reuters / University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for October declined to 82.6 from the preliminary reading of 83.1, and was up from the September reading of 78.3.

This was slightly below the consensus forecast of 83.1. Overall sentiment is still weak - probably due to a combination of the high unemployment rate and the sluggish economy - but consumer sentiment has been improving.