Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ABC News Consumer Confidence Index near 2009 and all-time lows

ABC News Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the week ending on 6/21, came in at -53, only one point above the -54 all-time low, which we saw in late Jan. This indicator is not widely followed, but we think it provides more evidence that a bottom and a recovery are not necessarily around the corner.

The CCI has three components - National economy, buying climate, and personal finances.

  • All three declined from the prior week.
  • Buying climate and personal finance indexes dipped below this year's average, while the national economy index matched the measly 2009 average of 7 (only 7% have a positive view on the economy).

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