Nearly half of U.S. investors are optimistic about the economic outlook in 2013, up 16 percentage points since 2012, according to a new report.
Cerulli Associates discloses this finding in “U.S. Retail Investor Product Use 2013: Impact of Change in Investor Risk Appetite.” Now in its 5th iteration, the annual report examines the behaviors, opinions and preferences related to financial products and services used by U.S.-based investors across the wealth spectrum.
When asked how they view the U.S. economic outlook over the next three months, 48 percent of individuals surveyed by Cerulli say they are optimistic. This contrasts with 41 percent who note they are pessimistic and 11 percent who are unsure.
The 2013 results mark the first time in the five years of the survey when more respondents expressed optimism than pessimism about the economic outlook.