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Release for: January 2018
Source: The Conference Board
Index base 1985=100, seasonally adjusted
                                 Sep-18  Oct-18  Nov-18  Dec-18  Jan-19
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Cons Confidence Index             135.3   137.9   136.4   126.6   120.2
(previous)                        135.3   137.9   136.4   128.1      --
Present Situation                 169.4   171.9   172.7   169.9   169.6
Expectations                      112.5   115.1   112.3    97.7    87.3
Jobs plentiful                     44.1    45.4    46.8    45.5    46.6
Jobs hard to get                   14.1    13.4    12.6    12.2    12.9
Plentiful-Hard to Get*             30.0    32.0    34.2    33.3    33.7
Buying Plans
Automobile                         13.7    14.0    13.8    13.1    13.3
Homes                               6.2     6.4     6.4     5.9     7.8
Major Appliances                   52.9    53.8    54.8    49.0    47.7
Inflation Expectations
NSA 12-mo Pct Change                4.7     4.8     4.7     4.5     4.4
Interest Rates 12-mo Change
Higher                             68.1    73.2    73.1    66.6    68.0
Same                               25.3    21.5    20.9    26.7    24.4
Lower                               6.6     5.3     6.0     6.7     7.6
Stock Prices 12-mo Change
Increase                           42.9    43.6    35.6    34.9    30.9
Same                               35.4    36.3    36.9    33.0    30.5
Decrease                           21.7    20.1    27.5    32.1    38.6
     *MNI Calculation
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: shikha.dave@marketnews.com
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