W&AM Insights: Economic optimism strengthened among the Mass Affluent
October 22, 2019
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK – September 2019 Measurement
The W&AM Economic Optimism trend line improved 11 percentage points, from 54% to 65% among Mass Affluent households. Among HNW investors, optimism declined 1 percentage point to 59% from August to September.
INVESTING OUTLOOK – September 2019 Measurement
The W&AM Investment Optimism trend line increased 3 percentage points among the Mass Affluent in September, from 28% to 31%. This metric was consistent among HNW investors, with 35% that planned to increase investments over the next few months.
Although concerns over U.S. and global economic policies persisted, favorable income trends and a fairly stable equities market left affluent and HNW households with an overall positive investment sentiment in the next few months.Back to Explore