The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index fell 10 points in the third quarter to +33, down from +43 recorded in May.

Among retired investors, third quarter optimism has fallen 18 points since May to +14, but optimism among non-retired investors has waned only slightly in the third quarter, falling five points since May to +40.

Answers related to questions about the stock market and inflation showed the greatest decline in optimism and contributed to the overall Index dip.

 

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