Consumer Confidence Falls, Consumer Spending Rise

While consumer confidence has fallen yet again, consumer spending remains high.  In fact, for the third straight month, consumers have been losing confidence in the markets, yet they haven’t curtailed their spending.

Optimism about job prospects and business conditions down the road grow weaker The Conference Board said Tuesday. Its consumer confidence index edged down to 125.9 in October, compared with 126.3 in September. Perceptions about the present situation improved, but future expectations are still volatile, according to a report by PBS.