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IBD/TIPP Economic Index Up 2% in September

U.S. consumers were slightly less pessimistic about the economy and their personal finances in the latest poll from Investor's Business Daily and TIPP, a unit of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence.

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Edges Up in September

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index improved by 0.9  points, or 2.0% to 46.0 in September, up from 45.1 in August.  The index is 0.9 points below its 12-month average of 46.9, 1.6 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007, when the economy entered the recession, and 3.6 points below its all-time average of 49.6.

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IBD/TIPP Economic Index Drops 4.2% in August

U.S. consumers were more pessimistic about the economy and their personal finances in the latest poll from Investor's Business Daily and TIPP, a unit of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence.

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Down in August

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 2.0  points, or 4.2%, in August, posting 45.1 vs. 47.1 in July.  The index is 2.2 points below its 12-month average of 47.3, 0.7 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 4.5 points below its all-time average of 49.6.

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IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Falls On Investors


The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index signaled pessimism for a ninth straight month, retreating further in recent weeks as Federal Reserve talk of curbing the massive monetary stimulus roiled financial markets, hurting investor confidence.

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Declines in July

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 1.9  points, or 3.9%, in July, posting 47.1 vs. 49.0 in June. The index is 0.3 points below its 12-month average of 47.4, 2.7 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 2.6 points below its all-time average of 49.7.

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Brightens in June

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index improved by 3.9  points, or 8.6%, in June, posting 49.0 vs. 45.1 in May.  The index is 1.6 points above its 12-month average of 47.4, 4.6 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 0.7 points below its all-time average of 49.7.

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops in May

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 1.1  points, or 2.4%, in May, posting 45.1 vs. 46.2 in April.  The index is 2.1 points below its 12-month average of 47.2, 0.7 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 4.6 points below its all-time average of 49.7.

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Dow At 15,000: What The Stock Market Is Telling Us

A year into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, James Angel went all in with stocks – in fact, more than all in. In January 2009, the finance professor at Georgetown University bought leveraged exchange-traded funds, which allowed him to borrow money so he could own more stock. He was convinced the market was nearing its nadir. He thought it was a perfect time to invest.

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Economic Optimism Revives Off Sequester Dud: IBD/TIPP

Americans regained some confidence lost ahead of the "sequester" budget cuts, after predictions of doom were seen as overblown, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index.

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Bounces Back 9.5% in April; Still 55% Think the Economy Is In a Recession

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index improved by 4.0  points, or 9.5%, in April, posting 46.2 vs. 42.2 in March.  The index is 1.3 points below its 12-month average of 47.5, 1.8 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 3.5 points below its all-time average of 49.7.

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Jobs Outlook: Housing Growth Will Trump Sequester Woes

The economy should continue to add jobs despite the sequester. The jobs report shows the housing recovery bolstering employment. Homeowner optimism is likely to improve, too.

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