Survey of Consumer Expectations

Survey of Consumer Expectations — January 2016 Febuary 8, 2016

Median inflation expectations at both the one-year ahead and the three-year ahead horizons fell in January, with both reaching their lowest levels since the inception of the survey. Median expected earnings and spending growth both increased slightly, while median household income growth expectations were marginally lower. The mean perceived probability of finding a job (if current job were lost) increased slightly, maintaining its gradual upward trend over the past two years.

Consumers’ Inflation Expectations Dip Further
Febuary 8, 2016

Household Debt and Credit

New York Fed Report Finds Advances in Auto Loans, Mortgage Originations
November 19, 2015

Survey of Consumer Expectations

SCE Credit Access — October 2015 November 18, 2015

SCE Credit Access Survey shows mostly stable credit market experiences compared to the June 2015 results. Expectations remained stable in general, though the reported likelihood of applying for all types of credit over the next year decreased slightly.

Consumers’ credit market experiences and expectations mostly stable
November 18, 2015

Survey of Consumer Expectations

Housing Survey — 2015May 28, 2015

The 2015 SCE Housing Survey indicates that attitudes toward housing as a financial investment remain decidedly positive. U.S. households on average expect home price growth to continue at a 4.4 percent pace over the next year, comparable to the average year-ahead expectation reported in last year’s survey. Survey respondents expect mortgage rates to increase in coming years, but at a moderate pace. Among homeowners, the expressed likelihood of investing in improvements to the home has declined somewhat relative to last year. Most renters report that they would rather own than rent if they had the necessary financial resources; as in last year’s survey, a majority of them believe that it would be difficult to obtain a mortgage, although responses suggest a slight easing in perceived credit access. (This report is in pdf format.)

SCE Housing Survey 2015PDF | Chart PacketPDF

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