The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US fell to 45 in September of 2020 from 46.8 in August, remaining in negative territory for the sixth consecutive month, as Covid-19 continues to take a heavy toll on the labor market. Americans became more pessimistic about federal economic policies and the personal finances outlook but the six-month economic outlook improved.

Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.87 from 2001 until 2020, 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 2020. source: Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily

Economic Optimism Index in the United States is expected to be 47.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Economic Optimism Index in the United States to stand at 50.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is projected to trend around 49.00 in 2021 and 50.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
45.00 46.80 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2020 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-09 02:00 PM Jun 47 49.7 51
2020-07-07 02:00 PM Jul 44 47 46
2020-08-04 02:00 PM Aug 46.8 44 42
2020-09-08 02:00 PM Sep 45 46.8 47
2020-10-13 02:00 PM Oct 45 47
2020-11-03 03:00 PM Nov
2020-12-15 03:00 PM Dec 49


News Stream
US Economic Optimism Index Retreats
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US fell to 45 in September of 2020 from 46.8 in August, remaining in negative territory for the sixth consecutive month, as Covid-19 continues to take a heavy toll on the labor market. Americans became more pessimistic about federal economic policies and the personal finances outlook but the six-month economic outlook improved.
2020-09-08
US Economic Optimism Index Remains in Negative Territory
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose to 46.8 in August of 2020 from 44.0 in the previous month, remaining in the negative territory for the fifth consecutive month, as Covid-19 continues to take a heavy toll on the labor market. Still, Americans became less pessimistic about federal economic policies, the six-month economic outlook and the personal finances outlook on hopes that Congress will approve a second stimulus package amid a resurgence in coronavirus infections and restrictions.
2020-08-04
US Economic Optimism Falls Further to 2015-Low
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US fell to 44 in July of 2020 from 47 in June, reaching the lowest since September of 2015. The relapse likely reflects concern about the impact of surging Covid-19 cases, especially across the Sun Belt. Texas, Florida and Arizona are among states that have reversed some reopening steps, while a number of other states have hit the brakes on a further relaxing of social distancing restrictions. A growing number of localities are adopting mask mandates. Deepening economic pessimism raises the stakes for the next fiscal stimulus as the $600 weekly boost to unemployment benefits is set to expire July 31. The six-month outlook gauge fell 5.1 points to 37.3.
2020-07-07
US Economic Optimism Lowest since 2016
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US fell to 47 in June, the lowest since September of 2016. It is the weakest reading under President Trump's administration as Americans turned more pessimistic about their personal finances (-3.1 to 49.8) and the federal policies subindex sank 5.1 points to 48.7. The outlook for the US economy was nearly unchanged (42.4 from 42.3), even as states let businesses reopen, employment jumped and the coronavirus stock market rally kept running. Also, there's an unusually large gap between how self-described stock-market investors and noninvestors feel about the outlook for the US economy, with stock market investors modestly optimistic (52.8) and nonivestors deeply pessimistic (42.1). Among income groups, only those earning above $75,000 remain optimistic (51.3). Pessimism is greatest among those earning below $30,000 (42.7) as job losses have been concentrated in lower-wage industries.
2020-06-09

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.