Jessica Caldwell: Do January’s numbers set the tone for 2018?



According to some, January was supposed to be a “ho-hum” month, with consumers relaxing from December’s big final sales push. However, it wasn’t like that, even with just 25 selling day sin January. The SAAR ended up at 17.2, so we asked Jessica Caldwell, Senior Analyst with Edmunds, “Should we gauge the rest of 2018 from what we saw in January, or wait until the first quarter’s results?”