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More than Half of AAII Members Dissatisfied With Economic Growth

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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 three out of every 10 respondents (29%) described the rate of growth as slow (several said “slow, but steady”), very slow or sluggish. About 8% said economic growth is too slow. An additional 8% describe growth as unacceptable, disappointing or terrible. Slightly more than 6% perceive the economy as getting weaker or at least experiencing a slowing pace of expansion. Just 5% think the economy is strengthening. Many respondents blamed Washington politics (both parties were criticized) for hampering growth.

Here’s a sampling of the responses:

  • “It’s too slow.”
  • “Seems to be slow, but steady.”
  • “Economic growth is sluggish.”
  • “Growth is disappointing.”
  • “It seems to be improving.”

Want to weigh in? Take the survey yourself and see results online at http://www.aaii.com/sentimentsurvey.

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