Michigan Consumer Sentiment: Little Changed [Dow Jones Industrial Average(INDEXDJX:.DJI)]

The Conference Board Index is the more volatile of the two, but the broad pattern and general trends have been remarkably similar to the Michigan Index.

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And finally, the prevailing mood of the Michigan survey is also similar to the mood of small business owners, as captured by the NFIB Business Optimism Index (monthly update here).

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The trend in sentiment since the Financial Crisis lows has been one of slow improvement, but it has been more or less range bound over the past two years.

This article is brought to you courtesy of Doug Short from Advisor Perspectives.

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