- Importance (A-F): This release merits a B-.
- Source: The University of Michigan.
- Release Time: Preliminary: 10:00 ET on the second Friday of the month
(data for current month); Final: 10:00 ET on the fourth Friday of the month
(data for current month).
The Michigan index is almost identical to the Conference Board Consumer
Confidence index, though there are two monthly releases, a preliminary and final
reading. Like the Conference Board index, it has two subindices - expectations
and current conditions. The expectations index is a component of the Conference
Board's Leading Indicators index.