The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose to 44.7 in September of 2022 from 38.1 in August. Despite gaining ground, the index remained in negative territory for the 13th consecutive month. The six-month outlook for the US economy surged 21.2% to 39.5 in September from 32.6 in August. The household's financial outlook for the next six months climbed 11.8% to 52 from 46.5 last month, moving into positive territory for the first time since May 2022. Also, the gauge of support for federal economic policies went up 21.0% to 42.7 from 35.3. “There has been a general surge in optimism this month, despite some ongoing apprehension about the economy,” said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica, who directed the poll. “While 90% of Americans are concerned about inflation, 32% believe the economy is improving, compared to just 21% last month. With gas prices falling and low unemployment, people appear to believe that better days are on the way.” source: Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily

Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.69 from 2001 until 2022, 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 September of 2022.

Economic Optimism Index in the United States is expected to be 38.40 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is projected to trend around 50.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-09 02:00 PM Aug 38.1 38.5 38.6
2022-09-13 02:00 PM Sep 44.7 38.1 38.4
2022-10-11 02:00 PM Oct 44.7


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Economic Optimism Index 44.70 38.10 Sep 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
44.70 38.10 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2022 Monthly

News Stream
US Economic Optimism Remains Negative
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose to 44.7 in September of 2022 from 38.1 in August. Despite gaining ground, the index remained in negative territory for the 13th consecutive month. The six-month outlook for the US economy surged 21.2% to 39.5 in September from 32.6 in August. The household's financial outlook for the next six months climbed 11.8% to 52 from 46.5 last month, moving into positive territory for the first time since May 2022. Also, the gauge of support for federal economic policies went up 21.0% to 42.7 from 35.3. “There has been a general surge in optimism this month, despite some ongoing apprehension about the economy,” said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica, who directed the poll. “While 90% of Americans are concerned about inflation, 32% believe the economy is improving, compared to just 21% last month. With gas prices falling and low unemployment, people appear to believe that better days are on the way.”
2022-09-13
US Economic Optimism Index Back to Lowest since 2011
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US edged lower to 38.1 in August of 2022 from 38.5 in July, and matching June's reading for the lowest since August 2011. Consumers remained pessimist for a 12th consecutive month, as inflation cancels out wage gains. The six-month outlook for the US economy edged up four-tenths of a point to 32.6; the personal finances subindex rose 1.2 points to 46.5 after hitting a record low in July; while the gauge of support for federal economic policies slid 2.7 points to 35.3, its lowest level since January of 2014.
2022-08-09
US Economic Optimism Remains Near 11-Year Low
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US increased to 38.5 in July of 2022 but still remained close to an 11-year low of 38.1 hit in June. The household's financial outlook for the next six months deteriorated further to a record low of 45.3. Meanwhile, a measure of how consumers feel about the economy's prospects in the next six months rose to 32.2 from June's mark of 30.6. At the same time, confidence in federal economic policies improved to 38.0 in July from 37.4 in the previous month.
2022-07-12