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September 10, 2020

Consumer Confidence Falls to 6-Year Low

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell to its lowest level since 2014 in August.  This is likely due to a combination of increased COVID-19 cases […]
September 10, 2020

Household Debt Falls for First Time Since 2014

After setting records in 23 consecutive quarters, total household debt fell in the second quarter for the first time since 2014 as shutdowns associated with the […]
June 8, 2020

Consumer Confidence is Shattered

Consumer confidence has collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic and isn’t getting a lift from states re-opening their economies, according to a new report. A Morning Consult […]
June 8, 2020

The US Economy is in a Recession

Today, the National Bureau of Economic Research said the U.S. economy peaked in February, ending the longest expansion in U.S. history at 128 months, or about […]
May 19, 2020

Credit Card Spending Down 40%

Spending on JPMorgan Chase & Co. credit cards plunged 40% for the average U.S. family at the start of the coronavirus slowdown, an “enormous” drop that […]
April 6, 2020

Consumer Expectations Deteriorate in March

Americans increasingly were worried about losing their jobs and expected to curb their growth in spending in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a March survey […]
April 6, 2020

Visa Sees Sharp Decline in Consumer Spending – Even Online

Visa once again lowered its outlook for revenue growth in the fiscal second quarter, saying the coronavirus pandemic has led to a sharp decline in cardholders’ […]
March 23, 2020

A Message to Our Clients

We hope this note finds you and your families safe and healthy during this time of turmoil and uncertainty.  Throughout the world, society is taking unprecedented measures […]
March 11, 2020

Consumer Lenders Fall Victim to Coronavirus Fears

It’s hard to believe that less than three weeks ago the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high.  This was largely due to the enduring strength […]