Almost Half of Surveyed Members See Growth as Slow


This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Nearly half of the respondents (49%) described growth as slow and an additional 22% described growth as poor or inadequate. Just 11% said growth was either good or as good as could be expected given the prevailing political and/or macroeconomic backdrop.

Here is a sampling of the responses:

  • “Far too sluggish.”
  • “It’s still slow and won’t change until wages start to increase across the board.”
  • “Pace of economic growth is excessively slow. Snails are faster.”
  • “Slow due to uncertainty about regulations, the election, Brexit and China.”
  • “Too slow, but steady; needs tax reform and fiscal stimulus from Congress.”

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