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The Week Ahead: Measuring Consumer Sentiment

The University of Michigan will release its Consumer Sentiment Survey on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. EST. The survey covers 500 households every month and covers topics such as consumers’ financial conditions and attitudes about the economy.

According to preliminary data from the April survey, Consumer sentiment improved slightly in the second half of the month, shrinking the small overall decline for April. The final April figure was nearly identical to its 2018 average which was higher than any other yearly average since 107.6 was recorded in 2000 (which was, in turn, the highest yearly average in more than a half-century).

Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead:

  • Fed Consumer Credit Report, Monday, 3 p.m. EST
  • Redbook, Tuesday, 8.55 a.m. EST
  • MBA Mortgage Apps 7 a.m. EST
  • Consumer Price Index, Thursday,  8.30 a.m. EST
  • Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday
  • Fed Balance Sheet, Thursday 4.30 p.m. EST

About Author: Radhika Ojha

Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and editor. A former Online Editor and currently a reporter for MReport, she is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her master’s degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.
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