Confidence holds on

US investors remain confident despite trade war and recession fears

25 Oct 2019

Key takeaways

  • 55% of investors are optimistic about the US economy, and 31% want to invest more.
  • Many fear a global recession in the next six months, and 75% are concerned about the US-China trade war. 
  • Despite a slight dip, 73% of business owners are still optimistic about their business. But their plans to hire have scaled back to 31% from 46% in 2Q 2019.

Despite fears of a global recession and the ongoing trade war, 55% of investors are optimistic about the US economy—which has not changed from the second quarter of 2019. However, investors' optimism about the global economy is down slightly to 38%, with 3 out of 4 saying they're worried about market volatility from the trade war.

However, there are those still willing to invest, with 31% planning to boost their investments over the next six months.

The confidence of entrepreneurs is down slightly, with 73% optimistic about their business, down from 81% in the previous quarter. Plans to hire dropped as well, with 31% saying they plan to hire more, down from 46%.

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