Readers Chime in on Possible Impact of Consumer Debt on Economy, Stock Market

According to The World Bank, global growth is projected to rise to 2.7% in 2017 after expanding by a post-financial-crisis-low 2.3% in 2016. The organization expects growth in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) to pick up in 2017. However, it also sees downside risks to global growth: increasing policy uncertainty in major advanced economies…

 

AAII Readers See Negative Impact of Trump Presidency on Global Economy

A little over a week ago President Trump signed an executive order to keep refugees from entering the country for 120 days and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations out for three months. The countries affected are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. While the public backlash was swift and vocal, Trump’s order…

 

Election & Global Uncertainty Affecting Investors’ Stock Outlook

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what factors are most influencing their six-month outlook for stocks. The top two factors were the U.S. presidential election (listed by 45% of respondents) and global economic uncertainty (named by 39%). More than one out of four respondents (27%) specifically pointed to the uncertainty being created…

 

Over Half of Surveyed Investors Agree With The Fed’s Rate Decision

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members whether the Federal Open Market Committee was correct in keeping interest rates unchanged at its June meeting. More than half of respondents (56%) said the Fed was correct not to raise rates. Slow domestic economic growth and global uncertainty—including today’s Brexit vote—were the primary reasons given…

 

Over Half of Surveyed Members Unaffected by Europe News

This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of an impact news and data about Europe, including Great Britain, is having on their outlook for the U.S. stock market. Nearly three out of five respondents (58%) said it was either not affecting their outlook or only having a small impact. Many…