Fed Household Spending Survey Projections in Firm Downtrend

By: Mike Shedlock | Tue, Sep 22, 2015
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Fed Survey of Households

Every month the New York Fed interviews a rolling group of 1200 people to produce a detailed Survey of Consumer Expectations.

Interested parties can download the Survey Questionnaire PDF.

The Fed states:

Where existing surveys look at consumer sentiment and the decisions households make, their coverage of household expectations is limited; the Survey of Consumer Expectations seeks to collect information on a wide variety of consumer expectations - including inflation, future earnings, household income, house prices, access to credit, layoff risk and reemployment prospects, and US economic conditions overall. Through a set of quarterly special surveys it also aims to focus in depth on special topics such as household finances as well as labor and housing market issues and outcomes.


NY Fed - One Year Look Ahead Spending Survey Projections

Household Spending Growth Projections


Projections

Given the Fed places so much faith in various consumer confidence numbers, I have a simple question: Why don't they believe their own survey?

 


 

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