United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index  2001-2018 | Data | Chart

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the United States rose 1.9 percent to 53.6 in May of 2018, beating market forecasts of 51.3. The Six-Month Outlook which is a forward-looking gauge that looks at how consumers feel about the economy's prospects over the next half year went up 3.2 percent to 51.3. Meanwhile, the personal financial outlook sub-index edged up 0.5 percent to 61 and the gauge measuring confidence in federal economic policies increased 2.3 percent to 48.5. Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.39 from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 62.90 in March of 2002 and a record low of 35.80 in August of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-06 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.6 56.7 58.2 56.5
2018-04-03 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 52.6 55.6 55.2 54.9
2018-05-08 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.6 52.6 51.3 51.5
2018-06-05 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.6 53
2018-07-05 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.7
2018-08-07 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.4


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.80 98.80 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 0.80 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.70 4.90 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.30 0.40 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 12066.82 12035.23 12066.82 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14809.91 14794.74 14809.91 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.00 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.30 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 3.10 3.40 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 11.60 13.60 118.10 -113.40 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9246.46 9199.21 9463.65 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.75 4.58 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 53.60 52.60 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 3.20 4.90 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 4245.00 3594.00 15875.00 3146.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.75 0.70 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.50 78.40 98.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.60 52.60 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2018 Monthly




economic optimism index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area 112.70 Apr/18
Turkey 98.30 Apr/18
United States 53.60 May/18


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