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

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index fell to 55.7 in September 2018 from 58 in the previous month, hitting its lowest level in three months and below market expectations of 57.8. The Six-Month Economic Outlook, a measure of how consumers feel about the economy’s prospects in the next six months, dropped 3.5 points to 53.3; and the Personal Financial Outlook, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, declined 2.5 points to 62.6. Meantime, the Confidence in Federal Economic Policies, a proprietary IBD/TIPP measure of views on how government economic policies are working, went down 0.8 points to 51.3, still remaining in positive territory. Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.54 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
2018-07-03 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 56.4 53.9 54.2 53.7
2018-08-07 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 58 56.4 57.2 53.4
2018-09-04 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.7 58 57.8 57
2018-10-09 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.7 55.30
2018-11-06 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 52.5
2018-12-04 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 52.3


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 100.80 96.20 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 0.70 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 6.60 6.70 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.30 0.90 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 12841.20 12722.84 12841.20 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 15566.48 15520.43 15566.48 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.40 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.40 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 6.70 6.80 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 16.60 8.50 118.10 -113.40 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9383.23 9380.95 9463.65 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 5.00 5.00 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 55.70 58.00 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 5.40 6.30 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 3782.00 3961.00 15875.00 3055.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.75 0.75 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.70 78.50 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.70 58.00 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2018 Monthly




economic optimism index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area 111.60 Aug/18
Turkey 83.90 Aug/18
United States 55.70 Sep/18


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