United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index  2001-2017 | Data | Chart

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the United States rose 6.6 percent to 53.6 in November of 2017, beating market expectations of 51.2 and reaching the highest in eight months. The index has now been above 50 - which signals overall optimism about the economy — for 14 straight months, signaling strong continued optimism. Also, the improvement was seen in six-month economic outlook (+6.4 percent to 51.8); how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months (+3.5 percent to 61.6) and confidence in government (+10.5 percent to 47.3). Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.25 from 2001 until 2017, 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
2017-09-07 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.4 52.5 53.1 51.6
2017-10-10 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 50.3 53.4 54.2 53.5
2017-11-07 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.6 50.3 51.2 51.1
2017-12-05 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.6 50.89


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.50 100.70 111.40 51.70 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 1.90 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.60 4.80 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.10 1.20 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11922.10 11853.00 11922.10 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14465.30 14417.40 14490.10 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 1.00 0.10 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.20 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 3.10 3.60 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 20.83 13.10 118.60 -17.80 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9420.25 9369.63 9420.25 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.25 4.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 53.60 50.30 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 4.10 2.30 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.66 0.68 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.70 79.50 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Chain Store Sales 4077.00 4100.00 15875.00 3129.00 USD Million [+]
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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.60 50.30 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2017 Monthly




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