• Revenue Cycle Management
  • COVID-19
  • Reimbursement
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Retention
  • Staffing
  • Medical Economics® 100th Anniversary
  • Coding and documentation
  • Business of Endocrinology
  • Telehealth
  • Physicians Financial News
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Consult
  • Locum Tenens, brought to you by LocumLife®
  • Weight Management
  • Business of Women's Health
  • Practice Efficiency
  • Finance and Wealth
  • EHRs
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Sponsored Webinars
  • Medical Technology
  • Billing and collections
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Exclusive Content
  • Value-based Care
  • Business of Pediatrics
  • Concierge Medicine 2.0 by Castle Connolly Private Health Partners
  • Practice Growth
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Business of Cardiology
  • Implementing the Topcon Ocular Telehealth Platform
  • Malpractice
  • Influenza
  • Sexual Health
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Technology
  • Legal and Policy
  • Money
  • Opinion
  • Vaccines
  • Practice Management
  • Patient Relations
  • Careers

News: Consumer confidence at lowest level since 2002


Only one in four Americans expect their finaces to improve in the next six months.

Only one in four Americans expect their finances to improve during the next six months, and fewer than one in five believe their local economy will strengthen during the same span. Those sour results are reflected in the RBC CASH (Consumer Attitudes and Spending by Household) Index, which recently hit an all-time low since its inception in January 2002. Not surprisingly, respondents to the monthly survey were also glum about the future of the stock market and job growth, with 58 percent of Americans saying they're less confident about their own job security than they were six months ago. "Unfortunately, these negative conditions are likely to persist well beyond when the last of the tax rebate checks is cashed," says T.J. Marta, economic and fixed income strategist for RBC Capital Markets. "Consequently, consumer sentiment is unlikely to reach healthy levels anytime soon."

Related Videos