The "Fast Money" traders weigh in on the current state of the consumer, including what may be weakening consumer confidence.
A 2017 recession is not impossible, but with improvements in consumer confidence and earnings growth, it is unlikely, one economist said.
Economists expected consumer sentiment to hit 92 in October, up from 89.8 in September's final reading, according to Thomson Reuters.
External scrutiny on the Chinese economy is always high despite Chinese consumers are feeling optimistic, says Marco Polo Pure AM's Mitch Presnick.
Fundamentals for consumer spending in Australia are solid and the economy looks resilient, says David Bassanese, chief economist at BetaShares Capital.
Slow wage growth has discouraged consumers, meaning the government will need to continue supporting the economy, says Natixis Japan Securities' Kohei Iwahara.
Japan's unemployment rate is expected to slowly fall below 3 percent which should boost inflation, says Europacifica Consulting's Naomi Fink.
A key measure of consumers' attitudes increased in September.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest reads on consumer confidence and Richmond Fed index for the month of September.
A key measure of consumers' attitudes was unchanged this month, edging below expectations, according to preliminary data.
Consumers were feeling more optimiistic in August, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
August consumer confidence is up to 101.1. CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the data.
A measure of consumers' attitudes was slightly lower this month, according to new data.
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Stephen Suttmeier, Chief Equity Technical Strategist with BofA Merrill Lynch, speaks with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis about where the S&P 500 is heading next.
A key measure of consumers' attitudes was up slightly so far this month, but didn't rise as much as expected.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says his enthusiasm in the US has shifted to domestic earning companies.
Recent attacks in Germany and France are forcing some businesses to consider whether there will be a long-term economic hit from the upsurge in terrorism.
Wouter Geerts, travel analyst at Euromonitor International, talks about the state of the travel and tourism industry, with specific comment on Brexit and terrorism.