Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Consumer Confidence Index - CCI'

A survey by the Conference Board that measures how optimistic or pessimistic consumers are with respect to the economy in the near future.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Consumer Confidence Index - CCI'

The idea is that if the consumers are optimistic, they will tend to purchase more goods and services. This increase in spending will inevitably stimulate the whole economy.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Consumer Sentiment

    A statistical measurement and economic indicator of the overall ...
  2. Consumer Goods

    Products that are purchased for consumption by the average consumer. ...
  3. Quarterly Services Survey

    A survey produced quarterly by the Census Bureau that provides ...
  4. Present Situation Index

    A subindex that measures overall consumer sentiments toward the ...
  5. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index ...

    A survey of consumer confidence conducted by the University of ...
  6. Expectations Index

    A sub-index that measures overall consumer sentiments toward ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. Why do some analysts argue that trade deficits aren't bad for the economy?

    A country's balance of trade and its current accounts are economic metrics that gauge the relationship between how much the ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What's the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?

    There isn't a difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment. Both terms are used to refer to the degree ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What is the difference between consumer surplus and economic surplus?

    The consumer surplus is the difference between the highest price a consumer is willing to pay and the actual market price ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How important are seasonal trends in the automotive sector?

    The automotive industry has some definite seasonal trends, with peak demand occurring in the spring and fall, and lowest ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How is the basket of goods selected for the Consumer Price Index?

    In the United States, the inflation level in the economy is approximated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics via a basket of ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What does it signify about a given product if the consumer surplus figure for that ...

    High consumer surplus for a particular product signifies a high level of utility for consumers and may carry some implications ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Spotting A Market Bottom

    Recognizing a market bottom can lead to huge opportunities for an investor. We go over how you can spot the bottom so that you can reap the rewards.
  2. Professionals

    5 Mental Mistakes That Affect Stock Analysts

    They know more about stocks than the average person, but analysts are still affected by biases. Find out what they are.
  3. Economics

    Understanding The Consumer Confidence Index

    We look at this closely watched economic indicator to see what it means and how it's calculated.
  4. Retirement

    Consumer Confidence: A Killer Statistic

    The consumer confidence is key to any market economy, so investors need to learn the measures and how to analyze them.
  5. Forex Education

    How To Trade Forex On News Releases

    When economic data comes out, it can have a marked impact on the currency market. Find out how to profit.
  6. Economics

    What is a Capital Account?

    Capital account is an economic term that refers to the net change in investment and asset ownership for a nation.
  7. Economics

    Understanding the Fisher Effect

    The Fisher effect states that the real interest rate equals the nominal interest rate minus the expected inflation rate.
  8. Investing

    Three Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

    What portfolio moves should you consider making as the 2nd quarter kicks off? Before we focus on the future, let’s first reflect on the 1st Q surprises.
  9. Investing

    The Labor Market Recovery’s Missing Ingredient

    Job creation is running at the fastest pace since the 90s, and there is some evidence that wage growth is finally starting to accelerate, albeit modestly.
  10. Economics

    Gambling on Macau: Too Risky?

    Macau was once heralded as the new Las Vegas for casino investors. Is it too late?

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Venture-Capital-Backed IPO

    The selling to the public of shares in a company that has previously been funded primarily by private investors. The alternative ...
  2. Merger Arbitrage

    A hedge fund strategy in which the stocks of two merging companies are simultaneously bought and sold to create a riskless ...
  3. Market Failure

    An economic term that encompasses a situation where, in any given market, the quantity of a product demanded by consumers ...
  4. Unsystematic Risk

    Company or industry specific risk that is inherent in each investment. The amount of unsystematic risk can be reduced through ...
  5. Security Market Line - SML

    A line that graphs the systematic, or market, risk versus return of the whole market at a certain time and shows all risky ...
  6. Tangible Net Worth

    A measure of the physical worth of a company, which does not include any value derived from intangible assets such as copyrights, ...
Trading Center