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.