Consumer confidence bounced back up in April, but after a roller coaster ride in the last few months, it’s too early to tell if confidence has stabilized.
One month up and one month down. That’s been the pattern since January, with the latest survey by The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rising to 68.1 from 61.9 in March. Both components of the index saw increases. The Present Situation Index rose to 60.4 from 59.2, while the Expectations Index improved to 73.3 from 63.7.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"