August consumer confidence plummets from 59.2 to 44.2, far below consensus of 52, dropping to its lowest level since April 2009. But, but, two insolvent Greek banks merged yesterday to make a really big insolvent Greek bank. Oh well: Americans don't care. And even uglier is the 6 month outlook chart which collapsed from 74.9 to 51.9, one of the biggest monthly drops in history. This sets the stage for the ISM, for NFP, for further GDP cuts, and for September 21.
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