SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab today released its Q2 2019 Retail Client Sentiment Report. Key highlights include:
- Client outlook for the U.S. stock market remains slightly bearish, but the proportion of clients who think they are “better off financially” and it’s a “good time to invest” has increased since December 2018.
- The U.S. political landscape is overwhelmingly the leading concern about investing among clients. Additionally, a third of clients believe the next economic downturn will occur in the next year.
- Confidence among clients overall remains steady but has declined slightly among younger and mid-life clients.
“Following the extreme volatility we saw at the end of 2018, our retail clients became slightly bearish in their outlook for the U.S. stock market, and we’re seeing that sentiment hold through the first half of 2019,” said Charles Schwab senior vice president and branch network leader Joe Vietri. “They have their eyes on Washington and express some concern about an economic downturn, but despite those factors, overall investor confidence is stable.”
The full report is available here.
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Findings based on an online internal survey of 1,000 retail clients with at least $2,000 in statement equity conducted June 3-13, 2019.
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