United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index 2001-2018 | Data | Chart

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the United States jumped to 55.1 in January of 2018 from 51.9 in December, beating market expectations of 52.3. It is the highest reading since March 2017 and it is also above its long-term average of 49.3. Improvements were seen in two index components: six-month economic outlook (up 11.4 percent to 55.5) and personal financial outlook (up 8.3 percent to 64). On the other hand, confidence in federal economic policies slumped again (down 2.1 percent to 45.7). Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.29 from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 62.90 in March of 2002 and a record low of 35.80 in August of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-07 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.6 50.3 51.2 51.1
2017-12-06 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 51.9 53.6 54.6 54
2018-01-12 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.1 51.9 52.3 52.8
2018-02-06 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.95
2018-03-06 03:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.48
2018-04-03 02:00 PM IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 53.08


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 94.40 95.90 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 0.90 6.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.40 6.00 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.40 1.30 2.70 -3.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 11916.58 11852.96 11916.58 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14566.50 14513.30 14566.50 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.60 0.20 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.30 0.40 4.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Personal Savings 2.90 3.20 17.00 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 28.00 20.50 118.60 -114.30 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9098.96 9463.65 9463.65 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.40 4.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 55.10 51.90 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 2.60 3.40 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 6028.00 4131.00 15875.00 3129.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.65 0.67 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 78.20 78.70 95.50 23.40 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 113.20 112.50 121.10 57.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 80.20 83.90 108.60 44.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 2.70 2.60 10.40 0.40 [+]


United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index

IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index measures Americans' opinions and outlooks on the economy. The index is based on a nationwide survey of 900 adults and evaluates six-month economic outlook, personal financial outlook, confidence in federal economic policies. Reading above 50 indicates optimism, and below 50 indicates pessimism. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.10 51.90 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2018 Monthly




economic optimism index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area 116.00 Dec/17
Turkey 95.00 Dec/17
United States 55.10 Jan/18


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