CB Consumer Confidence Rises To 102.0, Exceeding Analyst Expectations

Vladimir Zernov
Updated: May 28, 2024, 15:28 GMT+00:00

Key Points:

  • Consumer Confidence Index increased from 97.5 to 102.0.
  • Present Situation Index improved from 140.6 to 143.1.
  • Expectations Index increased from 68.8 to 74.6.
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On May 28, 2024, The Conference Board released CB Consumer Confidence report for May. The report indicated that CB Consumer Confidence improved from 97.5 (revised from 97.0) in April to 102.0 in May, compared to analyst consensus of 95.9.

Present Situation Index increased from 140.6 in April to 143.1 in May, while the Expectations Index grew from 68.8 to 74.6.

The Conference Board commented: “Looking ahead, fewer consumers expected deterioration in future business conditions, job availability, and income, resulting in an increase in the Expectations Index.”

According to the report, the Perceived Likelihood of a US Recession over the Next 12 Months increased in May as more consumers believed that recession was ‘somewhat likely’ or ‘very likely’.

U.S. Dollar Index made an attempt to settle above the 104.50 level as traders reacted to the better-than-expected CB Consumer Confidence report. Strong Consumer Confidence data is bullish for the American currency.

Gold pulled back from session highs as traders focused on the rebound of the U.S. dollar and rising Treasury yields. Currently, gold is trading near the $2350 level.

SP500 pulled back towards the 5300 level as traders reacted to the report. Strong Consumer Confidence data may serve as a bearish catalyst for SP500 and other major indices as it reduces chances for a rate cut in the near term.

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About the Author

Vladimir is an independent trader and analyst with over 10 years of experience in the financial markets. He is a specialist in stocks, futures, Forex, indices, and commodities areas using long-term positional trading and swing trading.

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