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Almost Half of Surveyed Members See Growth as Slow

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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.

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