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UMich Consumer Confidence Tumbles, Biggest Miss On Record

After six month so soaring confidence, UMich consumer confidence tumbled from 11 year highs by the most since October 2013 in January (despite the low gas price stimulus), printing at 93.6, missing expectations of 98.1 by the most on record. It appears survey-based 'hope' is catching down to hard-date-based reality of spending habits as the sheer idiocy of the low-gas-price meme is destroyed once again. The drop was led by a plunge in Current Conditions from 109.3 to 103.1 and towards teh future, fewer now expect higher incomes and those who have favorable business expectations plunged from 70 to 58 with a surge in people expecting "bad times" over the next 12 months.

 

UMich tumbles with biggest miss on record...

 

As surveys catch down to spending reality...

 

Respondents who believe this is a "bad time to buy" a house, car, or household item all surged.

 

Charts: Bloomberg