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Bloomberg US National Economy Expectations Diffusion Index

COMFBTWR:IND
44.5
As of 12:00 AM EDT 4/30/2016
52Wk Range
42.0 - 47.5
52Wk Range
42.0 - 47.5
YTD Return
2.30%
Profile
Consumer confidence tracks sentiment among households or consumers. The results are based on surveys conducted among a random sample of households. The National Economy Expectations Diffusion Index is based on 500 random-sample telephone interviews collected in the first two weeks of each month. Consumers are asked whether they think the national economy is getting better ({COMFGTBT Index DES<GO>}), getting worse ({COMFGTWR Index DES<GO>}), or staying the same ({COMFSTSM Index DES<GO>}), or if they have no opinion ({COMFNOOP Index DES <GO>}), with the responses reported as a percentage of total respondents.<P> The National Economy Status Diffusion Index equals the percentage of respondents who answered that the economy is getting better plus one-half of the percentage who answered that the economy is staying the same.<P>Comparisons of the Diffusion Index and the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort indices with other economic indicators are available at {COMF<GO>}. Target Audience: US consumers Sample Size: 500 Date of Survey: first 2 weeks of the month
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