The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose 3.5 points to 55.4 in March of 2021, the highest since February 2020 before the Covid-19 shutdown. The six-month outlook for the US economy picked up to 53.2 from 49.5, returning to positive territory for the first time since October 2020. Also, the personal finances subindex, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, climbed to 58 from 56.5 and the federal policies subindex jumped 10.5 percent from 49.7 to 54.9. source: Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily

Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.92 from 2001 until 2021, 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 March of 2021.

Economic Optimism Index in the United States is expected to be 52.90 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 2022 and 50.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.40 51.90 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2021 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-15 03:00 PM Dec 49 50 53
2021-01-12 03:00 PM Jan 50.1 49 47.5
2021-02-02 03:00 PM Feb 51.9 50.1 55.1
2021-03-02 03:00 PM Mar 55.4 51.9 52.9
2021-04-06 02:00 PM Apr 55.4
2021-05-04 02:00 PM May
2021-06-01 02:00 PM Jun
2021-07-06 02:00 PM Jul


News Stream
US Economic Optimism Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose 3.5 points to 55.4 in March of 2021, the highest since February 2020 before the Covid-19 shutdown. The six-month outlook for the US economy picked up to 53.2 from 49.5, returning to positive territory for the first time since October 2020. Also, the personal finances subindex, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, climbed to 58 from 56.5 and the federal policies subindex jumped 10.5 percent from 49.7 to 54.9.
2021-03-02
US Economic Optimism Index Rises for 2nd Month: IBD/TIPP
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose 1.8 points to 51.9 in February of 2021, reaching a new high since October, as vaccinations pick up speed and Covid cases come off their peak. The six-month outlook for the US economy jumped to 49.5 from 47.2 and the federal policies subindex rose to 49.7 from 46.6. On the other hand, the personal finances subindex was unchanged at 56.5.
2021-02-02
US Economic Optimism Index Rebounds
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose 1.1 points to 50.1 in January of 2021, peeking above the 50 neutral level for the first time since October, even as the pandemic's toll reaches new heights. Americans have turned slightly optimistic about the outlook for the US economy as the vaccine rollout, stimulus checks and new highs for the Dow Jones ease the hit from Covid-related restrictions and layoffs. The uptick in the Economic Optimism Index came despite the stalling jobs recovery. The personal finances subindex rose to 56.5, moderately optimistic; and the federal policies subindex rose 2.2 points to 46.6. Meanwhile, the six-month outlook for the US economy rose to 47.2.
2021-01-12
US Economic Pessimism Returns: IBD/TIPP
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US edged down to 49 in December of 2020, the lowest in three months, from 50 in November. The growing toll of the coronavirus pandemic, the job market slowdown and the lack of new federal stimulus overshadowed the stock market rally and the prospects of economic recovery because of the development of the vaccines. The federal policies subindex fell 6.1 points to 44.4 while the personal finances subindex increased 1.4 points to 56.4. Meanwhile, the six-month outlook for the US economy sank to 46.3 from 47.
2020-12-15

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.