Skip to comments.October consumer sentiment declines
Posted on 10/14/2011 12:27:52 PM PDT by Free Vulcan
...The preliminary sentiment reading for October hit 57.5, compared with 59.4 in September. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a slight rise, to 59.7, with volatility in the stock market offsetting lower gas prices...
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People are clearly perturbed by the drop in stocks since late July...”
Damn, Skippy! Most, if not all of us, just got our quarterly LOSS statements in the mail this past week!
“...but their spending is driven more by their cash flow, which is soft but positive...
WTF? So, I got a little teeny-tiny bit more this month in earnings that are TAXED AWAY, so go out and blow it all becuase THAT will keep the wolf from the door? *Rolleyes*
They truly do think we’re stupid, don’t they? Don’t the people that write this stuff have families to raise, bills to pay and tenuous job situations like the rest of America? Yeesh!
Who got more in their paycheck this month? Ours is less because insurance went up.
I’ve made one trip to the grocery store, bought gas, and went to Walmart once for pet food and a new trash can. Oh, and got take out once. I’ll go to the grocery store once more and buy gas but that’s it for October.
You sound like me and my buying habits. Substitute a frozen cheese pizza treat (with fresh garden veggies on top!) for the take-out and we could be twins. :)
I’ve been WITHOUT a paycheck for the past 6 weeks due to an injury, so I’ve certainly not contributed to the economy or the tax base for a while.
It’s felt kinda good... *SMIRK*