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MNI EXCLUSIVE

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Release for: August 2018
Source:  The Conference Board
Index base 1985=100, seasonally adjusted
                            Aug-17  Apr-18  May-18  Jun-18  Jul-18  Aug-18
Cons Confidence Index        120.4   125.6   128.8   127.1   127.9   133.4
  (previous)                   --    125.6   128.8   127.1   127.4     --
Present Situation            148.4   157.5   161.2   161.7   166.1   172.2
Expectations                 101.7   104.3   107.2   104.0   102.4   107.6
Jobs plentiful                34.4    38.2    42.1    40.4    42.8    42.7
Jobs hard to get              18.4    15.5    15.6    15.1    14.8    12.7
 Plentiful-Hard to Get*       16.0    22.7    26.5    25.3    28.0    30.0
Buying Plans
 Automobile                   12.9    12.6    12.1    10.9    11.1    12.3
 Homes                         7.3     6.9     5.5     6.1     5.4     6.0
 Major Appliances             50.5    54.3    50.8    49.7    47.8    53.1
Inflation Expectations
 NSA 12-mo Pct Change          4.5     4.7     4.9     4.9     5.0     4.8
Interest Rates 12-mo Change
 Higher                       65.4    73.1    72.6    71.2    71.4    69.4
 Same                         26.7    20.4    21.2    23.6    21.7    23.4
 Lower                         7.9     6.5     6.2     5.2     6.9     7.2
Stock Prices 12-mo Change
 Increase                     44.7    33.1    38.4    42.6    37.2    39.4
 Same                         34.2    34.3    36.8    34.8    34.2    36.1
 Decrease                     21.1    32.6    24.8    22.6    28.6    24.5
*MNI Calculation
  ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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