Consumers: The Good & The Bad

7-1-2014 4-09-06 PM

Consumers are the most important contributors to economy, accounting for two thirds of all spending. Last week we learned that consumer spending was much weaker in the first quarter than previously thought and that the second quarter got off to a slow start. But household finances continue to improve and confidence continues to gradually rise. We are optimistic that spending will grow more strongly, but need to see faster job growth to boost confidence.

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