W&AM Insights: Enthusiasm About the Economy Returns
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK – October 2017
Reversing a three-period decline, the W&AM Economic Optimism Index gained 14 points among Mass Affluent (to 77%), a high last reached back in March of 2017. The index gained a point among HNW investors (to 73%), also reversing a three-period downward trend.
INVESTING OUTLOOK – October 2017
The W&AM Investment Optimism trend line remained at the status quo among Mass Affluent (down one point to 37%), and among HNW (up one point to 37%).
Staring the fourth quarter, affluent investors clearly were more enthusiastic about the near-term strength of the U.S. economy. From an investment perspective, these households appear to be in a wait-and-see frame of mind heading into 2018.
MASS AFFLUENT INVESTORS – $250K-$999K INVESTABLE ASSETS
HNW INVESTORS – $1MM+ INVESTABLE ASSETS
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