The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index decreased to 56.4 in November 2018 from 57.8 in October, missing market expectations of 59.2. The Personal Financial Outlook, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, fell 4.4 points to 62.3 and the Six-Month Economic Outlook, a measure of how consumers feel about the economy’s prospects in the next six months, edged down by 0.1 points to 53.2. Conversely, the Confidence in Federal Economic Policies, a proprietary IBD/TIPP measure of views on how government economic policies are working, went up 0.3 points to 53.7. Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.61 from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 62.90 in March of 2002 and a record low of 35.80 in August of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-04 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.7 58 57.8 57
2018-10-09 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 57.8 55.7 54.6 55.3
2018-11-06 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 56.4 57.8 59.2 52.5
2018-12-04 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 56.4 52.3


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.30 98.60 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 0.10 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.70 6.50 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.10 0.20 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 12968.54 12842.02 12968.54 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 15650.96 15617.39 15650.96 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.50 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.40 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 6.20 6.60 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 10.92 22.88 118.08 -113.42 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9446.76 9412.35 9463.65 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 5.25 5.03 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 56.40 57.80 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 6.10 5.90 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 3979.00 3782.00 15875.00 3055.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.74 0.75 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 77.30 78.00 98.60 23.80 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 113.20 112.50 121.10 57.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 80.20 83.90 108.60 44.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 2.70 2.60 10.40 0.40 [+]


United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index

IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index measures Americans' opinions and outlooks on the economy. The index is based on a nationwide survey of 900 adults and evaluates six-month economic outlook, personal financial outlook, confidence in federal economic policies. Reading above 50 indicates optimism, and below 50 indicates pessimism. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
56.40 57.80 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2018 Monthly




Country Last
Euro Area 109.80 Oct/18
Turkey 67.50 Oct/18
United States 56.40 Nov/18


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