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Members Slogging Through Sluggish Growth

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the current pace of economic growth. About one out every five respondents (21%) expressed disappointment or frustration, using words such as anemic, sluggish, lackluster and poor. Nearly 17% said growth is slow. An additional 13% said economic growth is either very slow or essentially stagnant. About 7% said growth is either at an acceptable or adequate level, particularly given the ongoing headwinds.

Here is a sampling of the responses:

  • “I think growth is slow because there is still a lot of unemployment. Also, there is a lot of turmoil in the world.”
  • “It has been an anemic recovery.”
  • “Too slow, and could be much better with better fiscal policy in Washington.”
  • “As good as can be expected considering global conditions.”
  • “I expect slow growth to continue in the United States.”
  • “Slow, but steady. Could be better, could be a lot worse.”
 

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