UBS Investor Sentiment, October 21, 2020

Despite uncertainties around the election and COVID-19, investor optimism for the future remains strong at 72% and confidence for right now is up from last quarter to 50%.* Find out who investors want to win and what business owners have to say.

Short-term optimism gains momentum, while long-term outlook remains strong

US economy

Short-term (next 12 months)

Long-term (next 5 years)*

Presidential election now tied as investors’ top concern

The candidate investors prefer to handle the top issues

Business owner spotlight Optimism in own business keeps gaining strength

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About the survey

UBS surveyed 900 investors and 500 business owners in the US with at least $1M in investable assets (for investors) or at least $1M in annual revenue and at least one employee other than themselves (for business owners), from September 29 – October 11, 2020. For the 2Q20 results, UBS surveyed 902 investors and 500 business owners (with at least $1M in annual revenue) in the US, from June 30 – July 13, 2020. For the 1Q20 results, UBS surveyed 908 investors and 505 business owners (with at least $1M in annual revenue) in the US, from April 9 – 20, 2020. For the 4Q19 results, UBS surveyed 915 investors and 500 business owners (with at least $250k in annual revenue) in the US, from December 26, 2019 – January 7, 2020.