Government Confidence Survey Spikes To 7-Year Highs, Near Record Divergence From UMich Sentiment

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The Government's Conference Board Consumer Confidence printed an astounding 92.4 - the highest since October 2007 and handily beating expectations of a modest retracement. The headline beat was driven by exuberance in the moment (up from 87.9 to 94.6) as expectations for the future dropped. Plans to buy a home and car rose but major appliances dropped as did expectations for jobs and income. For those in the middle-incomes, things got a lot worse but less-than-$15k and more-than-50k cohorts surged. What is most worrying on an historical basis is the gaping divergence between this government survey and the UMich confidence - near record highs.

 

Come on...

 

The "Rich" (Fed) and The "Poor" (Benefits and subprime credit) are exuberant... middle class not so much...

 

Charts: Bloomberg