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Friday, August 01, 2014

Final July Consumer Sentiment at 81.8

by Calculated Risk on 8/01/2014 09:55:00 AM

Consumer Sentiment
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The final Reuters / University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for July was at 81.8, down from 82.5 in June, and up from the preliminary July reading of 81.3.

This was close to the consensus forecast of 81.5. Sentiment has generally been improving following the recession - with plenty of ups and downs - and a big spike down when Congress threatened to "not pay the bills" in 2011.