Investors, 76%, are predicting modest GDP growth this year and more than 65% predict unemployment will remain at levels between 6 and 7%. Small or mid-cap stocks (45%) and Large-cap U.S. stocks (44%) are the asset classes investors anticipate performing best for the remainder of the year. Gold is no longer popular among most investors with just 19% picking it or other precious metals as an investment they would buy before the end of the year. It is clear investors are getting off the sidelines and investing in equities or are pulling out of bonds for the short term. Just 11% plan to buy bonds before the end of the year.
The MoneyShow.com Investors’ Sentiment Indicator polled 1,344 investors between January 21 and January 26.
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