Tag Archives: Prosper

Consumer Sentiment Stabilizes Post-Brexit Though Small Business Owners Feeling Angst

From Forbes on August 30, 2016:

Prosper’s Consumer Spending Forecast is up from last month and so is consumer confidence (albeit still below the 13-month average), but small business owners’ sentiment is down. Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology, weighs in on which categories may benefit from an upswing in confidence and purchase intentions and what may have small business owners worried. Continue reading…

Brexit Sends Tremors Through Consumer Psyche

From Forbes on July 28, 2016:

Brexit anxiety, stock market volatility and acts of violence are reflected in this month’s consumer sentiment readings. Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology, weighs in on how it may affect consumer spending and the back to school shopping season. Continue reading…

Consumer Sentiment Rebounds, Spending Forecast Down Slightly

From Forbes on June 29, 2016:

Prosper’s Consumer Confidence reading is up nearly three points from last month, while the Prosper Spending Score is down less than one point. Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology, provides analysis on the future of consumer confidence, the Consumer Spending Forecast and what it says about consumers’ position to spend, the Consumer Mood Index by category, and subsequent categories that may benefit or suffer based on consumer automotive purchase intentions. Continue reading…

New Spending Confidence Index Makes Consumers Focus of the Equation

Index is Less Volatile and More Useful for Category and Retailer Predictive Analytics

June 6, 2016 – Prosper Insights & Analytics™ and MacroSavvy™ LLC have collaborated in the development of the Spending Confidence Index™, a less volatile index of consumer confidence/sentiment. This new measure integrates psychological and behavioral factors that affect spending and is valuable for all who wish to predict personal consumption.

The new index and its components are especially valuable for predicting spending at a category level. The index provides a new tool for category analysis and is part of a broader category toolkit that will result from the collaboration between Prosper and MacroSavvy.  Continue reading

Consumer Confidence Continues To Wilt; Consumer Consumption Patterns Shift

From Forbes on June 1, 2016:

Prosper’s Consumer Confidence reading is down and the Consumer Spending Forecast is flat. Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology, provides analysis on why sentiment is soft, as well as where consumer discretionary dollars may be going this summer. She also weighs in on a potential bright spot—the auto market. Continue reading…

Changing Consumers Drive Increase In Amazon Shopper Preference And Soft Auto Outook

From Forbes on May 2, 2016:

Today’s consumers continue to evolve, which is evident in their shopping behaviors and purchase intentions. Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology, has weighed in again this month on some of Prosper’s leading indicator analytics including Prosper Consumer Confidence, the Prosper Spending Forecast, the Prosper Impulsivity Score, and the Consumer Mood Index. She also took a special look at Prosper’s recently released Amazon Shopper Preference Index.

Amazon.com Shopper Preference Index: In just two years, Amazon’s Shopper Preference Index has increased 48% from 2014. Weinswig commented, “Amazon has become the first stop on the web to begin most shopping searches, and with an ever expanding product and service offering, it is no surprise. Amazon is still in the early innings in many product categories and Fung Global Retail & Technology anticipates continue reading… 

Consumer Confidence Bounced Back In March… Will Spending Follow?

From Forbes on April 4, 2016:

U.S. consumers have a brighter outlook for the short-term health of the economy, according to the latest Prosper data. The real question, however, is will it spring consumer spending? Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director, Fung Global Retail & Technology, has weighed in again this month on some of Prosper’s leading indicator analytics including Prosper Consumer Confidence, the Prosper Spending Forecast, the Prosper Impulsivity Score, and the Consumer Mood Index, and what they indicate about future spending. Continue reading…

Consumer Confidence Is Down, Will Consumer Spending Follow?

From Forbes on March 3, 2016:

The market continues its rocky ride. Deborah Weinswig, Executive Director, Head of Global Retail & Technology, Fung Business Intelligence Centre, has weighed in on some of Prosper’s leading indicator analytics including Prosper Consumer Confidence, the Prosper Spending Forecast, and the Prosper Impulsivity Score and what they indicate about future spending. Continue reading…

Prosper Consumer Confidence Is Off, How Will It Impact Spending?

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

This month, Deborah Weinswig, Executive Director, Head Global Retail & Technology, Fung Business Intelligence Centre, has provided comments on some of Prosper’s leading indicator analytics including Prosper Consumer Confidence, the Prosper Spending Forecast, the Prosper Impulsivity Score, and the Prosper Mood Index.

Prosper Consumer Confidence: At 42.5%, consumer confidence is down nearly four points month-over-month. This month’s reading represents a 15% decline from Jan-15 (50.1%) as well as a 13 month low. “With this survey fielded January 5 – January 12, concurrent with a 3.9% drop in the S&P 500, consumers no doubt were rattled by the week’s stock market performance and its negative impact on household wealth entering 2016,” according to Deborah Weinswig. “It is worth noting that continue reading…

5 Key Consumer Analytics To Know For The Holiday Season

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

With the holiday season in full swing, consumers seem to have a jollier economic outlook in November based on confidence and impulsivity readings. However, it is yet to be determined if the Paris attacks will weigh down consumer confidence in December. The November Spending Forecast (which represents consumers’ intended spending levels over the next 90 days) is up nearly two points from last year. This reading is an improvement over October’s forecast when year-over-year comparables were flat. Continue reading.