UBS Investor Watch Pulse, September 8, 2020

From the concerns on the economy, to COVID-19 to job growth, investors have a lot on their minds. Find out the issues that matter most, how investors plan to vote and what they’re looking to do with their portfolio. See the key findings below.

Short-term optimism rises as outlook for the future* dips

Stock market

Short-term (6 months)

US economy

Long-term (5 years)

Top concerns

Presidential priorities for first 100 days

Biden supporters

Trump supporters

Business owners confident despite political and COVID-19 concerns

US economy (12 months)

Optimism

Own business (12 months)

Optimism

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About the survey

UBS surveyed 947 investors and 448 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 August 26 - 31, 2020. For the July results, UBS surveyed 902 investors and 500 business owners, from June 23 - July 13, 2020. For the May results, UBS surveyed 1,000 investors and 500 business owners (with at least $250k in annual revenue), from May 26 - 29, 2020. For the March results, UBS surveyed 1,004 investors and 502 business owners (with at least $250k in annual revenue), from March 21 - 24, 2020. For the January results, UBS surveyed 915 investors and 500 business owners (with at least $250k in annual revenue), from December 26, 2019 - January 7, 2020.