Consumer Confidence


  • Best Sectors for the Fiscal Cliff: Analyst     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Worst-case scenarios put GDP at negative 5 percent growth, but these sectors would still do well, Jeff Utz of Credit Suisse says.

  • Time to Be Bullish Despite Lower Confidence?     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    August's consumer confidence hit its lowest level in nine months. Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities chief U.S. economist, and Jerry Castellini, CastleArk Management president & CIO, discuss the outlook on the market and economy.

  • Wellian Wiranto, Investment Strategist, Barclays says domestic-oriented Asian economies & related-equities will continue to outperform this year.

  • Shoppers Seek Back-to-School Bargains     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    The National Retail Federation says two-thirds of shoppers will visit discount stores to hunt for back-to-school bargains. Steven Tanger, president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Stores, offers insight.

  • Hope for Hostess?     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    Hostess, the maker of the yellow creme-filled cakes, is trying to work its way out of bankruptcy. Greg Rayburn, Hostess CEO, offers insight on the process.

  • CircleUp is a crowdfunding service that connects start-up consumer product companies with accredited investors, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Ryand Caldbeck, CircleUp founder & CEO, offers insight.

  • Santelli: Draghi May Not Be Able to Deliver     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    ECB head Mario Draghi may not be able to deliver, says CNBC's Rick Santelli, but the period he chose to pull out his "verbal bazooka" couldn't be better.

  • Coca-Cola

    Australian soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola Amatil reported a 61 percent jump in first half net profit driven by growth in Indonesia and a pick-up in sales in Australia, but Managing Director Terry Davis remains downbeat about consumer sentiment at home.

  • Opportunities in the Aerospace Sector     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Susan Schmidt, Managing Director, U.S. Value Equity at Mesirow Financial says that there are investment opportunities in the aerospace and consumer sectors.

  • Chan: Market Trading on Hope     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    To some, the Investor Sentiment Survey is actually a "contrarian indicator," but the latest results showed a rise in confidence. Anthony Chan, Chase Wealth Management; Lee Eugene Munson, Portfolio Asset Management; and Joshua Brown, Fusion Analytics, weigh in. "Investors are trading on hope, hope that somehow policymakers around the world are going to do the right thing," says Chan.

  • Aetna has agreed to buy Coventry Health for $5.7 billion. Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman, president & CEO, offers insight on the deal.

  • Oil, the SPR & Presidential Campaigns     Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 9:41 AM ET

    A look at where oil prices are headed gearing up for the presidential election, and rumors the White House will release oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve, with Stephen Schork, editor at The Schork Report.

  • Opportunities in Consumer Services Sector     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Viktor Shvets, MD & Head of Thematic Equity Research, Credit Suisse says the consumer staple sector is saturated and the consumer services sector is where you should be invested.

  • Chambers Explains Cisco's Earnings     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    John Chambers, Cisco chairman & CEO, offers insight on the firm's latest quarter. Q4 was unusually strong, he says, particularly in Asia.

  • World’s Best City to Live Retains Crown Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:41 AM ET
    Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne remains the top city in terms of livability, while London has fallen in the rankings following riots across the city last summer, according to the latest Global Liveability Survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • How a Vacation Turned Into a New Swimwear Business Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:56 PM ET
    Calaveras Swimwear

    See how an investment banker turned a vacation into a brainstorm session for a new swimwear company.

  • The member states of the euro zone have become addicted to central bank funding and are on course for years of prolonged stagnation, similar to that seen in Japan in the 1990s, according to Nick Beecroft, Chairman and Senior Market Analyst at Saxo Capital Markets UK.

  • What Slowdown? Indian Consumers Are Still Spending Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    Shonali Datta, getting her hair cut by an international hairstylist at Juice Hair Salon in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    Many urban, upper middle class Indians have not cut back on spending despite a slowing economy and rising prices.

  • Shop Rodeo Drive, Even in the Boonies Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Even if you live in a town with nothing but a Wal-Mart, a start-up called Shoptiques makes it easy to find unique items from boutiques from Brooklyn, to Beverly Hills, even Paris.

  • Can Facebook's Page-Post Targeting Help Businesses? Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Facebook launched a new tool that allows businesses with Facebook pages to fine-tune their marketing message. Here's how you can use page post targeting to help your venture.