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Members Slogging Through Sluggish Growth

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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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