Information launched at present confirmed that the Client Sentiment index fell to 91.2 in January, the weakest in two years. The federal government shutdown weighed on total sentiment, however the underlying pattern in shopper confidence seems to be moderating, talked about analysts at Wells Fargo.
“The partial authorities shutdown has weighed on optimism. Provided that the tentative decision solely supplies funding till February 15, uncertainty right here could proceed to weigh on confidence. The decision did nudge sentiment greater than initially reported.”
“Regardless of the shutdown, shopper sentiment seems to be moderating. Shoppers’ attitudes in the direction of giant ticket purchases proceed to pattern decrease. In a individually launched report this week from the Convention Board, we realized shopper confidence slipped for the third straight month in January. The extra measured degree of optimism demonstrated by these two indicators is more likely to weigh on the tempo of shopper spending this 12 months.”