housing starts, building permits, industrial production and the University of Michigan sentiment
The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan sentiment
index fell to 77.
inflation and industrial output figures and a University of Michigan sentiment
survey and strong readings could help push it higher.
consumer price index and December retail sales as well as the Reuters/University of Michigan sentiment
While the Michigan sentiment
survey still remains above the 55.
Figures on the industry orders and preliminary index of consumer mood by Michigan Sentiment
were output being approximately at the expected levels.
The retail sales and University of Michigan sentiment
reports are notable readings for measuring the health of the large consumer sector.
On the data front, the Reuters/University of Michigan sentiment
survey was expected to show a reading of 62.
The Reuters/University of Michigan sentiment
index for this month dropped to 56.
The index of consumer sentiment used here is the Expectations Component of the University of Michigan Sentiment
We will also get two looks at how consumers are feeling with the Consumer Confidence index and the University of Michigan sentiment
The Michigan sentiment
bounce to a downwardly-revised 99.