“U.S. consumers are more optimistic about their current and future financial situation, the stock market and slowing inflation.”

These were the top findings from survey data released this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which also found that the share of respondents who said their financial situation was better than in May 2023 was at its second-highest level in more than two years, while the year-ahead positive share landed at its highest level in nearly three years. Read the CNN article, “Americans Are Feeling Rosier About Their Finances, the Stock Market, and Inflation’s Decline.”