As Stocks Soar To Record High, Americans' Consumer Confidence Tumbles In November

Despite soaring stock market values and an endless array of postive survey data from various estabishment-based entities, University of Michigan confidence tumbled in November.

Consumer sentiment in the U.S. cooled for a second month. While current conditions managed to improve, expectations for the future slumped...

“Perhaps the most important changes in early December were higher income expectations as well as a higher expected inflation rate in the year-ahead,” Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan consumer survey, said in a statement.

“The rise in inflation expectations in early December was a surprise, and confidence in this finding must await confirmation in the months ahead before any inferences are drawn.”