- 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%.