Election Uncertainty

Indexes Down; CSG Maintains Strong Holiday Projections

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

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November 2018

Coming on the heels of a red-hot October during which consumers had plans to “eat, drink and spend freely,” November’s sentiment is a bit more subdued.

This month’s poll responses, while reflective of the way consumers felt about their proclivity to spend at the time, were likely tempered by uncertainty surrounding Tuesday’s election. The vote loomed large in consumers’ minds during…

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October 2018

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