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Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in March IBD/TIPP Poll

LOS ANGELES -- March 5, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, rose 10.7 percent in March, ending a four-month slide. Its reading of 55.7 ensures that the index continues its record run in positive territory. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 30 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.

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Auto Demand Decelerates as New Vehicle Prices Continue to Climb

RAMSEY, N.J., February 28, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Consumer demand for new vehicles has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year, as inclement weather, high vehicle costs, and growing uncertainty about the economy compel some Americans to delay their auto purchasing plans. TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index declined by 12 points, or 11 percent, in February to a score of 94, its lowest reading since March 2018. The Index has dropped below 100 in two out of the last three months, indicating a possible downtrend in vehicle purchase intent. Thus, as continuously rising transaction prices and borrowing costs price more consumers out of the auto market, we anticipate that new vehicle sales will decelerate in the months ahead.

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Someone Just Noticed The Middle-Class Revival Going On Under Trump

USA Today ran a surprising story on Tuesday headlined "Can the middle-class revival under Trump last?" It's surprising — shocking really — because it might just be the first time a major news outlet has admitted that there has been a middle-class revival under Trump.

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Economic Optimism Fades Despite End To Government Shutdown

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index slid two points to 50.3 in early February, the lowest since October 2017. The government shutdown helped drag the overall index lower, as confidence in federal economic policies fell to the lowest point in more than a year. The six-month economic outlook gauge also took another tumble, sliding deeper into pessimistic territory. That's despite a stock market rally in January and the end of the government shutdown.

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Auto Demand Revs Up Amid Rising Incomes and Growing SUV Popularity

RAMSEY, N.J., January 30, 2019 (Newswire.com) - New vehicle demand hit the accelerator this month, as a booming economy and rising incomes, combined with tax cuts and low gas prices, leave more Americans feeling financially flush. TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index climbed 10 points, or 10.4 percent, in January to a score of 106, marking the first monthly gain since August. An Index reading of 100 or higher indicates strong levels of purchase intent among U.S. consumers. Thus, we anticipate that auto sales, after capping its fourth best year on record, will carry their robust performance into the new year, as prospective buyers look to spend their higher wages and recent holiday bonuses on the acquisition of a new vehicle.

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IBD Releases Seventh Annual Survey of the Best Online Brokers

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, today announced the results of its seventh annual investor survey of the Best Online Brokers. Notably, Charles Schwab and Fidelity maintained top ratings for the sixth consecutive year, with Charles Schwab edging just ahead of Fidelity in Overall Customer Experience after Fidelity’s four-year reign at the top. Interactive Brokers also ranked as one of the Best Online Brokers overall.

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Online Broker Ratings For 2019 Reveal Where The Best Brokers Shine

Investors looking for a great online broker have plenty of choices to wade through, thanks to fierce competition and innovation in the industry. But results from IBD's annual Best Online Brokers survey can speed the process of finding the broker that best fits your needs.

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Economic Optimism Hits 13-Month Low On Government Shutdown

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index slipped three-tenths of a point to 52.3 in early January, the lowest since December 2017. The government shutdown helped drag the overall index lower as confidence in federal economic policies fell to the lowest point since June.

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In the Midst of the Government Shutdown, Economic Optimism Dips Slightly According to Latest IBD/TIPP Poll

LOS ANGELES -- January 15, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, dipped by just 0.6 percent in January as the U.S. government continues the longest shutdown on record. Although the overall reading of 52.3 hit its lowest mark since December 2017 and reflected a third consecutive month trending downward, the index continues a record run in positive territory. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 28 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.

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Sorry, Folks, But Gridlock Is Good For The Economy

Americans now rank "gridlock" as their top concern when it comes to the economy. We are reluctant to disparage the wisdom of the masses, but in this case they're wrong. Gridlock, for lack of a better word, is good.

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Home Buying Sentiment Softens in Q4

Despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at the close of 2018, according to the National Association of Realtors® HOME Survey for the fourth quarter.

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Climate Hoax: Global CO2 Emissions Spike, Despite Paris Climate Pledges

Three years after leaders from around the world signed on to the Paris climate agreement, pledging to cut their carbon footprints, global CO2 emissions accelerated. Does anyone still think President Donald Trump was wrong for pulling the U.S. out of this sham agreement?

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Economic Outlook Hits Trump-Era Low On Election Results, Dow Jones

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index slid 3.8 points to 52.6 in early December, matching April's 2018 low. Even as wage growth has accelerated to a nine-year high, the six-month economic outlook sank to its lowest since just before President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Midterm election results and recent weakness in the Dow Jones industrial average and overall  stock market likely weighed on sentiment.

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After Midterms, Economic Optimism Drops Again According to Latest IBD/TIPP Poll

LOS ANGELES -- December 4, 2018 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, declined 6.7 percent in December to an overall reading of 52.6. This is its lowest mark since April and its second consecutive month trending down. However, the index continues its record run in positive territory. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 27 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.

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Let's Make A (Trade) Deal

On the eve of G20 global economic talks in Argentina, the dominant question for both Wall Street and Main Street is: When it comes to trade, can the U.S. and China get along? A lot rides on the answer.

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Economic Optimism Dips As Dow Jones Drops, Wage Growth Pops

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index dipped from lofty levels at the start of November thanks to a lousy October for the Dow Jones and S&P 500 index, despite more good news about jobs and wage growth. Yet support for federal economic policies ticked up to a new 13-year high ahead of Tuesday's election, lifted by the highest approval the IBD/TIPP Poll has seen among Republicans.

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IBD/TIPP Poll Shows Economic Optimism Dips Slightly in November

LOS ANGELES -- November 5, 2018 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, declined 2.4 percent in October to an overall reading of 56.4. The decrease was largely attributed to a 6.6 percentage drop in the Personal Financial Outlook component of the index. The index continues its record run in positive territory, however. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 26 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism, while above 50 signals optimism.

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