In July 2022, we surveyed 276 individuals in the U.S. on macroeconomic concerns to see how they attune to investments in the income sector. The purpose of the survey was to see how the average respondent felt about current economic issues and the way these outlooks translated into investment objectives. Topics ranged from thoughts on current mortgage rates and fuel costs to inflationary and recession fears.
- Of the 75% of survey respondents who have a viewpoint on mortgage rates over the past year, over 80% believe they have risen.
- Over 90% of those surveyed have noted fuel prices rising over the last 12 months, with 38% deeming the price hike to be greater than 40%.
- More than 80% of those surveyed, remarked concerns over the impact of inflation on their individual investments.
- More than 80% of those surveyed, remarked concerns over the impact of market volatility on their individual savings/investments.
- Over 50% of respondents foresee the U.S. economy to be in a recession by the end of 2023, while a fifth remain skeptical.
- There are varied levels of importance placed on dividends by investors when considering their portfolio—majority view dividends as of medium concern.
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