European Consumer Staples Sector

European Consumer Staples Sector In relative and absolute terms, the valuation of the European tobacco sector is near all-time lows. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Consumer Confidence Index vs. S&P 500

Consumer Confidence Index vs. S&P 500 This chart highlights the current wide divergence between the Consumer Confidence Index and the S&P 500. Image: Piper Sandler

S&P 500 vs. Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index

S&P 500 vs. Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index This chart highlights the wide divergence between the S&P 500 and the growing anxiety among Americans on the condition of the U.S. economy, their personal finances and the buying climate. Image: Lohman Econometrics

Alternative Measures of Consumer Activity

Alternative Measures of Consumer Activity Chart suggesting that activity is starting to pick up in the U.S., as lockdowns are easing after weeks of restrictions. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. Consumer Confidence Indicator

U.S. Consumer Confidence Indicator U.S. consumers are very pessimistic, but aggregated credit and debit card may suggest that a bottom is near. Image: BofA Global Research