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One in Three Survey Respondents Want to Change Political Climate

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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what one thing they would change about the environment if they had a magic wand. More than one out of three (35%) of respondents said politics, particularly the election, taxes (many want to see reform), regulation and fiscal policy. Monetary policy was listed by 13% of respondents. Higher interest rates, more stable market conditions and oil prices were each named by 7% of respondents.

Here is a sampling of the responses:

  • “The Federal Reserve would raise the Fed funds rate.”
  • “Change the political environment; it’s too toxic now.”
  • “World economies improve.”
  • “Corporate profitability and growth, with an increase in hiring.”
  • “It would be an improvement if there were better monetary and fiscal policy to add certainty to the world markets.”
  • “Lower valuations or higher earnings.”

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

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