optimism

March 29, 2019

Americans Have Golden Outlook on Retirement

According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), running out of retirement savings is a top concern among retirees. Healthcare costs and maintaining lifestyle are the […]
March 18, 2019

Mortgage Lender Optimism Improves Slightly

In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8% from the previous […]
March 13, 2019

Community Banks Brace for Challenging Year

For community bankers, 2018 was a downward march, culminating in a new low for the Bank Experience Index.  The index, which gauges access to capital, loan […]
April 10, 2018

Confidence in Housing Market on the Rise

Americans are beginning to feel more confident in the housing market as an increased share says now is a good time to buy a home, according […]
October 25, 2017

Housing Confidence on the Rise; Renters Optimistic

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 0.3 points in September to 88.3, matching the all-time high set in June. The rise can be […]
August 8, 2017

Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years

Small business owners are more optimistic than they have been in a decade, according to a new Wells Fargo and Gallup small business survey.  The survey resulted in a Small […]
August 7, 2017

Consumers Grow Pessimistic About Future

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic in their future this July, however confidence levels remain historically high, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
June 9, 2017

Beige Book: Slower Growth, Less Optimism

Economic growth slowed across parts of the U.S. in recent weeks, and some firms have become a bit less optimistic about the future, according to a […]
April 13, 2017

Consumer Optimism Surges in March

Consumers continued growing more optimistic in March, however much of the increasing sentiment is due to changed evaluative criteria, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]