That is the weakest level for ‘hope’ in the future since 2013.
Additionally, the actions of Americans – dumping their savings to afford soaring cost of living – suggest Conference Board expectations have further to fall…
The Conference Board is starting to catch down to the record lows of UMich…
So that’s your average joe’ American, but your ‘average joe’ American business is also increasingly pessimistic as Richmond Fed’s Manufacturing confirms with a crash to COVID lockdown lows (printing -19 in June from -9, dramatically missing expectations of a small rebound to -7)
Under the hood, shipments and new orders collapsed and local business conditions were a bloodbath… with expectations for conditions in the future worsening notably.
Finally, we also note that for the first time since 2019, ‘soft’ survey data is below ‘hard’ real economic data…
‘Hope’ is getting hammered – almost a one way street lower since Biden was elected – now near its lowest since before Trump was elected.
Tue, 06/28/2022 – 10:12
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Author: Tyler Durden