The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US slumped to 50 in November of 2020 from 55.2 in October which was the highest since February. The personal finances subindex fell 3.3 points to 55.6, still moderately optimistic and the federal policies subindex fell 5.3 points to 47.3. Meanwhile, the six-month outlook for the US economy sank to 47 from 54.1, as Americans have turned modestly pessimistic amid surging coronavirus cases and a lapse in fiscal stimulus. source: Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily

Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.89 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 December of 2020.

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. Looking forward, we estimate Economic Optimism Index in the United States to stand at 53.00 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
50.00 55.20 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2020 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 55.2 45 43
2020-11-10 03:00 PM Nov 50 55.2 53.2
2020-12-15 03:00 PM Dec 50 53
2021-01-14 03:00 PM Jan
2021-02-08 03:00 PM Feb
2021-03-03 03:00 PM Mar


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US Economic Optimism Falls in November
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US slumped to 50 in November of 2020 from 55.2 in October which was the highest since February. The personal finances subindex fell 3.3 points to 55.6, still moderately optimistic and the federal policies subindex fell 5.3 points to 47.3. Meanwhile, the six-month outlook for the US economy sank to 47 from 54.1, as Americans have turned modestly pessimistic amid surging coronavirus cases and a lapse in fiscal stimulus.
2020-11-10
US Economic Optimism Index Rebounds
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US jumped to 55.2 in October of 2020 from 45 in September, reaching the highest since February and close to pre-pandemic levels. The personal finances subindex jumped 7.2 points to 58.9, strongly optimistic. The federal policies subindex surged 10.9 points to 52.6, the biggest jump since the aftermath of the September 11 attack. Meanwhile, the six-month outlook for the US economy soared 12.6 points to 54.1, remaining moderately optimistic. The monthly gain was the biggest since November of 2008.
2020-10-13
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

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.