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.”
Want to weigh in? Take the survey yourself and see results online at http://www.aaii.com/sentimentsurvey.
If you want to become an effective manager of your own assets and achieve your financial goals, consider a risk-free 30-day Trial AAII Membership.