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IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism

IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism

The Investor's Business Daily (IBD) TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP) Economic Optimism Index measures the mood of consumers in regard to economic conditions. The reading is derived from a monthly survey where 900 nationwide adults evaluate their "six-month economic outlook," "personal financial outlook," and their "confidence in federal economic policies." Index readings above 50 indicate optimism; below 50 indicates pessimism. When consumers are optimistic they tend to purchase more goods and services, which stimulates the economy.