United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index  2001-2016 | Data | Chart

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the United States rose to 48.4 in August of 2016 from 45.5 in the previous month and above market expectations of 46.2. It is the highest level since May as optimism about personal finances increased to 58.0 from 57.2 in July and six-month economic outlook jumped to 44.7 recovering from 36.7 which was the worst number since October 2013. In contrast, sentiment about federal policies remained negative, dipping to 42.5 from 42.7. Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 48.85 from 2001 until 2016, 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 reported by the Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.40 45.50 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2016 Monthly
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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-07 02:00 PM Jun 48.2 48.7 49.1 48.51
2016-07-05 02:00 PM Jul 45.5 48.2 49.3 48.23
2016-08-09 02:00 PM Aug 48.4 45.5 46.2 46.19
2016-09-06 02:00 PM Sep 48.4 48.17
2016-10-04 02:00 PM Oct 48.26
2016-11-01 03:00 PM Nov 48.38

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 89.80 90.00 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 0.80 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.30 2.70 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.30 0.90 2.20 -5.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11487.40 11365.20 11487.40 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13941.00 13891.10 13941.00 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.30 0.50 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.30 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.30 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 12.32 17.91 115.00 -18.00 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 8970.11 8906.68 8970.11 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.50 3.50 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 48.40 45.50 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 0.20 0.20 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.58 0.61 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 79.20 79.10 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4281.00 4554.00 15875.00 3362.00 USD Million [+]




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