The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US plunged by 5.1 points to 48.5 in September 2021, the lowest since September last year and falling into pessimistic territory for the first time since December. Concerns about near-term prospects for the US economy mounted as the latest Covid wave pushes back the jobs recovery amid ebbing federal income supports. The six-month outlook for the U.S. economy slid 8.9 points to 41.3, the lowest since September 2020; and the personal finances subindex fell 2.8 points to 55. The federal policies subindex, which reflect views of how well government economic policies are working, dropped 3.8 points to 49.1, turning negative for the first time since February. source: Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily

Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 50.02 from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 62.90 in March of 2002 and a record low of 35.80 in August of 2011. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Economic Optimism Index in the United States is expected to be 53.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is projected to trend around 49.00 in 2022 and 50.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.50 53.60 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2021 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-02 02:00 PM Jun 56.4 54.4 54
2021-07-07 02:00 PM Jul 54.3 56.4 56
2021-08-03 02:00 PM Aug 53.6 54.3 54
2021-09-08 02:00 PM Sep 48.5 53.6 53
2021-10-05 02:00 PM Oct 48.5
2021-11-02 02:00 PM Nov
2021-12-07 03:00 PM Dec


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US Economic Optimism Index Falls to 1-Year Low
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US plunged by 5.1 points to 48.5 in September 2021, the lowest since September last year and falling into pessimistic territory for the first time since December. Concerns about near-term prospects for the US economy mounted as the latest Covid wave pushes back the jobs recovery amid ebbing federal income supports. The six-month outlook for the U.S. economy slid 8.9 points to 41.3, the lowest since September 2020; and the personal finances subindex fell 2.8 points to 55. The federal policies subindex, which reflect views of how well government economic policies are working, dropped 3.8 points to 49.1, turning negative for the first time since February.
2021-09-08
US Economic Optimism Index Drops to 6-Month Low
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US fell by another 0.7 points to 53.6 in August 2021, the lowest since February, as consumers were less optimistic about near-term prospects for the US economy and the outlook for personal finances. The six-month outlook for the US economy slipped to a six-month low of 50.2, and the personal finances sub-index fell 1.9 points to 57.8. Meanwhile, the gauge for federal policies, which reflect views of how well government economic policies are working, rose a half-point to 52.9. Meanwhile, the optimism gap between investors (+2.2 points to 65.4) and noninvestors, who grew a bit more pessimistic (-1.6 points to 48.1), stretched to 17.3 points, a record for the 20-year history of the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index.
2021-08-03
US Economic Optimism Index at 5-Month Low
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US slipped by 2.1 points to 54.3 in July of 2021, the lowest since February as stimulus fades and inflation percolates. The six-month outlook for the US economy fell by 4.8 points to a five-month-low of 50.8 and the federal policies subindex, a measure of Americans' confidence in government, decreased by 4 points to 52.4. Meantime, the personal finances subindex measuring how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months rose by 2.4 points to 59.7, the highest of the Covid era.
2021-07-07
US Economic Optimism Index Rises in June
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose by 3.7 percent to 56.4 in June of 2021. The six-month outlook for the US economy advanced 4.5 percent to 55.6, just below April's Covid-era high of 55.9 and the personal finances subindex, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, edged up 0.5 percent to 57.3. Still, 56 percent of Americans are concerned about paying bills and another 56 percent worry about retirement. Meantime, a measure of Americans' confidence in government, the Federal Policies component jumped 6.2 percent to 56.4.
2021-06-02

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.