Over 1 in 4 Polled Investors See Growth as Slow

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the current pace of economic growth. More than one out of four respondents (26%) described growth as slow or below average. An additional 14% described growth as sluggish and/or poor. About 15% believe the economy is getting stronger or will gain upward momentum under the new administration. Expectations for stronger growth was also shared among many of the 9% of respondents who say growth is moderate. Just 7% of respondents said the economy is growing at a good pace.

Here is a sampling of the responses:

  • “It will accelerate in the first and second quarter because of the new policies of the new administration.”
  • “Slow, but steady.”
  • “Sluggish globally, and not much better in the U.S.”
  • “For now, the data suggests moderate economic growth will continue.”
  • “Good, and will pick up this year.”
  • “Needs to be higher.”

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

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