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Online Broker Ratings For 2019 Reveal Where The Best Brokers Shine

Investors looking for a great online broker have plenty of choices to wade through, thanks to fierce competition and innovation in the industry. But results from IBD's annual Best Online Brokers survey can speed the process of finding the broker that best fits your needs.

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Economic Optimism Hits 13-Month Low On Government Shutdown

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index slipped three-tenths of a point to 52.3 in early January, the lowest since December 2017. The government shutdown helped drag the overall index lower as confidence in federal economic policies fell to the lowest point since June.

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In the Midst of the Government Shutdown, Economic Optimism Dips Slightly According to Latest IBD/TIPP Poll

LOS ANGELES -- January 15, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, dipped by just 0.6 percent in January as the U.S. government continues the longest shutdown on record. Although the overall reading of 52.3 hit its lowest mark since December 2017 and reflected a third consecutive month trending downward, the index continues a record run in positive territory. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 28 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.

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Sorry, Folks, But Gridlock Is Good For The Economy

Americans now rank "gridlock" as their top concern when it comes to the economy. We are reluctant to disparage the wisdom of the masses, but in this case they're wrong. Gridlock, for lack of a better word, is good.

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Home Buying Sentiment Softens in Q4

Despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at the close of 2018, according to the National Association of Realtors® HOME Survey for the fourth quarter.

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Climate Hoax: Global CO2 Emissions Spike, Despite Paris Climate Pledges

Three years after leaders from around the world signed on to the Paris climate agreement, pledging to cut their carbon footprints, global CO2 emissions accelerated. Does anyone still think President Donald Trump was wrong for pulling the U.S. out of this sham agreement?

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Economic Outlook Hits Trump-Era Low On Election Results, Dow Jones

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index slid 3.8 points to 52.6 in early December, matching April's 2018 low. Even as wage growth has accelerated to a nine-year high, the six-month economic outlook sank to its lowest since just before President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Midterm election results and recent weakness in the Dow Jones industrial average and overall  stock market likely weighed on sentiment.

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After Midterms, Economic Optimism Drops Again According to Latest IBD/TIPP Poll

LOS ANGELES -- December 4, 2018 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, declined 6.7 percent in December to an overall reading of 52.6. This is its lowest mark since April and its second consecutive month trending down. However, the index continues its record run in positive territory. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 27 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.

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Let's Make A (Trade) Deal

On the eve of G20 global economic talks in Argentina, the dominant question for both Wall Street and Main Street is: When it comes to trade, can the U.S. and China get along? A lot rides on the answer.

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Economic Optimism Dips As Dow Jones Drops, Wage Growth Pops

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index dipped from lofty levels at the start of November thanks to a lousy October for the Dow Jones and S&P 500 index, despite more good news about jobs and wage growth. Yet support for federal economic policies ticked up to a new 13-year high ahead of Tuesday's election, lifted by the highest approval the IBD/TIPP Poll has seen among Republicans.

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IBD/TIPP Poll Shows Economic Optimism Dips Slightly in November

LOS ANGELES -- November 5, 2018 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, declined 2.4 percent in October to an overall reading of 56.4. The decrease was largely attributed to a 6.6 percentage drop in the Personal Financial Outlook component of the index. The index continues its record run in positive territory, however. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 26 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism, while above 50 signals optimism.

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One Month After Slide Across All Categories, October IBD/TIPP Poll Rises Again

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, rose 3.8 percent in October with an overall reading of 57.8. The positive uptick is notable as it comes after last month’s index dropped across every component. The October index also marked 25 consecutive months that the Economic Optimism Index has spent in positive territory, An index reading below 50 indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism for the IBD/TIPP indexes.

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Auto Sales Cool Off as Rising Vehicle Prices Soften Demand

RAMSEY, N.J., September 20, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Consumers tapped the brakes on new vehicle purchase intent this month, largely due to rising vehicle prices and the growing popularity of used autos. After accelerating to an all-time high last month, TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index declined by 13 points, or 10 percent, in September, to a reading of 118. This marks the fifth straight month in which the measure has surpassed 100, indicating sustained high levels of vehicle purchase intent supported by a robust labor market and relatively low gas prices. As a result, although auto sales are likely to moderate in the months ahead, the industry should continue to see a solid sales pace, driven by the rising popularity of SUVs and pickups.

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September IBD/TIPP Poll Shows Signs of a Shift in Sentiment Just One Month After Highest Readings of Trump Presidency

LOS ANGELES -- September 4, 2018 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, dropped across every component in September. Nevertheless, the overall reading remained in positive territory for a record 24th consecutive month. The September reading fell 4.0 percent, to 55.7 from 58.0. An index reading below 50 indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism for the IBD/TIPP indexes.

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New Vehicle Demand Zooms to a Record High Amid a Booming Economy

RAMSEY, N.J., September 1, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Consumers’ demand for new vehicles accelerated to its highest level on record in August, largely fueled by a roaring economy and rising disposable income. TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index soared 27 points (26 percent) this month to a reading of 131, its best performance since TechnoMetrica began monitoring vehicle purchase intent back in February 2007. August also marks the fifth straight month in which the Index has recorded a score of 100 or higher, as more Americans, encouraged by greater take-home pay and generous end-of-summer deals, consider speeding up their vehicle purchasing plans amid prospects of rising interest rates and potential auto tariffs. Thus, we anticipate that auto sales will remain strong in the months ahead.

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The Trump economy is destroying the Obama coalition

While Democrats and their wingmen in the media are falling over themselves to make superstars out of shiny new socialists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, the unapologetic capitalist in the White House is achieving something much more monumental. He’s delivering a booming economy that is bringing increased prosperity, opportunity and freedom to every demographic group. That, in turn, is generating growing support for him and his policies, including, most significantly, from constituencies critical to the Democratic Party.

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