HAJFlyer
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Consumer Confidence: Sharpest Drop In 15 Years

Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:01 am

The Conference Board, which tracks consumer sentiment, said today its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 85 in October from a revised reading of 87.5 in September, which marked the sharpest drop in 15 years. Analysts expected a reading of 88 for the index which is compiled from a survey of U.S. households.

Consumers' assessment of the current employment market was somewhat bleaker than in September. The number of consumers saying jobs are "hard to get" rose to 25.3 percent from 25.0 percent, while the number saying jobs are "plentiful" was virtually unchanged at 20.8 percent


source: AP

What about you ?


  • Will you spend less during the upcoming holiday season ?
  • Are you postponing purchases of big ticket items ?
  • Do you feel your job is less secure than a year ago ?
 
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RE: Consumer Confidence: Sharpest Drop In 15 Years

Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:03 am

Will you spend less during the upcoming holiday season ?

Yes

Are you postponing purchases of big ticket items ?

Yes

Do you feel your job is less secure than a year ago ?

No
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ANCFlyer
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RE: Consumer Confidence: Sharpest Drop In 15 Years

Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:46 am

Quoting HAJFlyer (Thread starter):
Will you spend less during the upcoming holiday season ?

No . . .

Quoting HAJFlyer (Thread starter):
Are you postponing purchases of big ticket items ?

No . . . although I need nothing "big ticket".

Quoting HAJFlyer (Thread starter):
Do you feel your job is less secure than a year ago ?

Indifferent
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HAJFlyer
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RE: Consumer Confidence: Sharpest Drop In 15 Years

Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:55 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
No .



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
No



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Indifferent

Ah, the advantages of a nice cosy and secure public sector job Big grin
 
ANCFlyer
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RE: Consumer Confidence: Sharpest Drop In 15 Years

Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:56 am

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 3):
Ah, the advantages of a nice cosy and secure public sector job  biggrin 

And a DoD retirement check  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Consumer Confidence: Sharpest Drop In 15 Years

Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:03 am

Quoting HAJFlyer (Thread starter):
* Will you spend less during the upcoming holiday season ?
* Are you postponing purchases of big ticket items ?
* Do you feel your job is less secure than a year ago ?

1.) Can't spend much less than 0
2.) Yes, for about 4 years when I graduate from grad school, and probably for a few more after that
3.) Nope. I didn't have a job a year ago. Now I get paid to do nothing.

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