- Published on Friday, 23 September 2011 12:38
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Despite a sharp decline in investor optimism in the recent months, the size of the investor class holds steady. We define households with $10K+ in the stock market to be members of the investor class.
In November 2007, the size was 53%. It shrank to 41% in August 2009. Since then, it has been gradually increasing and the size for September 2011 is 48%. The average for 2010 was 49%.
All statistics shown are 3-month rolling averages.
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index for investors shown in the chart. Index readings above 50 indicate optimism; below 50 indicate pessimism.