March Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment: 67.5 vs. 68 expected, 68.2 preliminary, 77.5 in February....


March Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment: 67.5 vs. 68 expected, 68.2 preliminary, 77.5 in February. Expectations 57.9 vs. 58.3 preliminary, 71.6 in February. Current conditions 82.5 vs. 83.6 preliminary, 86.9 in February.
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  • bbro
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    Leading indicator...positive 6 month rate of change in Consumer
    Expectations....
    25 Mar 2011, 10:06 AM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    UofM's survey is worth about as much as the paper it's printed on.
    25 Mar 2011, 10:11 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    Just another piece of data that you don't trust...eh???
    25 Mar 2011, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    Exactly, and I'm being proven right more and more as time goes on.
    25 Mar 2011, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    I am afraid that you are like a dog watching TV -

     

    You see movement and hear noise - you think you understand but really you don't.

     

    He's right - the one aspect of this survey that matters is the one he is pointing out to us.

     

    E
    25 Mar 2011, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    and I'm afraid you're an arrogant stalking internet troll.
    25 Mar 2011, 11:15 AM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    poor MG

     

    don't you understand the Trolls are the ones with all the gold...or Fiat money in my case - lots of it.

     

    sorry you are being picked on, it does look like you are being targeted but you brought it on yourself...you are a piece of work with your wacky comments and the stream of consciousness nonsense you persist with

     

    E
    25 Mar 2011, 02:24 PM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    gee, what a coincidence that the "troll" shows up here in this thread.
    25 Mar 2011, 02:44 PM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    Using your "logic"..

     

    "Negative thumbs from the SA crowd are the best contra-indicator that you can find. Period."

     

    You know what econflop. One guy, with multiple accts, bid stuffing the thumb column makes me realize my words of truth must have some SERIOUS impact. The work and time it takes to jam all those in there...well, it sure convinces me I must be a threat to some poor slob of a Keynesian out there.

     

    But...you're well aware of that already.
    25 Mar 2011, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    Totally.

     

    I am very pissed off. I am positive thumbs overall. That really hurts.

     

    First time in over 2 years. Must be doing something wrong.

     

    The SA crowd is famous for being a contrarian indicator and to be onside with the masses is deeply unsettling to me.

     

    I need to redouble my efforts to get those negative thumbs.

     

    E
    25 Mar 2011, 08:44 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Sentiment surveys are worthless, both when they say "happy" news or "sad" news. They are a product of people's emotional state on the day and at the moment the question is asked, and nothing more. They diverge from people's actual behavior, no matter what they may say, so often as to be useless.

     

    Follow what people do, not what they say, and that includes the Bill Gross's of the world, too. There's so much cheap, meaningless talk, even intentionally misleading talk, that anybody who makes investment decisions on such is deserved of any adverse events such foolishness may occasion.

     

    Keep an eye on hard, cold data. The best is what corporations report in audited statements. Some guidance can be obtained from macro indices, although often times these, too, are subject to volatility and inaccuracies.
    25 Mar 2011, 11:16 AM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    Well said tack, and exactly why the Fed remains the key focal point. Just follow the money trail.
    25 Mar 2011, 11:20 AM Reply Like
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