Business / Taxes / Consumer Confidence Index: The consumer confidence index is released each month by the Conference Board, an independent business research organization. It measures how a representative sample of 5,000 US households feel about the current state of the economy, and what they anticipate the future will bring. The survey focuses specifically on the participants' impressions of business conditions and the job market. Economic observers follow the index because when consumer attitudes are positive they are more likely to spend money, contributing to the very economic growth they anticipate. But if consumers are worried about their jobs, they may spend less, contributing to an economic slowdown.
Confidence Noun Synonyms: assurance, self-confidence, self-assurance, self-reliance, poise, aplomb, coolness, conviction, certitude, boldness, courage, nerve
Confidence Verb Synonyms: trust, reliance, faith, belief
Index Noun Synonyms: guide, directory, list, listing, table of contents, catalogue, key, thesaurus
Index Adjective Synonyms: mark, sign, clue, token, hint, pointer, indicator, indication, guide
Business / Finance / NYSE Composite Index: Composite index covering price movements of all new world common stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange. It is based on the close of the market on December 31, 1965, at a level of 50.00, and is MORE
Business / Finance / OEX Index: Applies to derivative products. Quotron symbol for the S&P 100 index option. MORE