Each January for the past 10 years, we’ve reached out to our Survey respondents and asked them to complete an Affluent Outlook questionnaire designed to gauge their optimism in regard to the future.
Last years’ data came on the heels of another year of surging equity markets, strong job growth and just after Congress enacted a large tax cut bill expected to benefit the well off, resulting in the highest economic optimism levels we’ve seen to date.
In comparison, this year’s Outlook responses come just after the 2018 mid-term elections and in the context of a newly volatile stock market and a 35-day government shutdown. And what a difference these dynamics made in the responses we saw.
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