The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index increased 5.4 points to 55.7 in March 2019 from 50.3 in the previous month and beating market expectations of 51.2. It was the highest reading November last year, as the Personal Financial Outlook, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, rose 2.6 points to 62.6. Additionally, the Six-Month Economic Outlook, a measure of how consumers feel about the economy’s prospects in the next six months, went up 7.1 points to 51.6 and the Confidence in Federal Economic Policies, a proprietary IBD/TIPP measure of views on how government economic policies are working, advanced 6.6 points to 52.9. Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.67 from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 62.90 in March of 2002 and a record low of 35.80 in August of 2011.

Economic Optimism Index in the United States is expected to be 50.00 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 51.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is projected to trend around 50.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-04 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 52.6 56.4 57.3 55.3
2019-01-15 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 52.3 52.6 53.1 51.8
2019-02-05 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 50.3 52.3 53.1 51.5
2019-03-05 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.7 50.3 51.2 50
2019-04-09 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.7
2019-05-07 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism
2019-06-11 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 51.2


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 97.80 93.80 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 -1.60 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.30 1.60 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.90 -2.10 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 13044.25 12953.29 13044.25 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 15907.00 15942.18 15942.18 351.54 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending -0.50 0.60 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income -0.10 1.00 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 7.60 6.10 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 17.05 15.36 118.08 -113.42 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9668.03 9630.97 9668.03 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 5.50 5.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 55.70 50.30 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.40 4.20 9.30 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 7611.00 5637.00 15875.00 3055.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.61 0.59 1.07 0.24 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 76.40 76.60 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.70 50.30 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2019 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Euro Area 106.10 Feb/19
Turkey 79.40 Feb/19
United States 55.70 Mar/19


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