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Gallup Investor Optimism Index

Explore Gallup's research.

U.S. investors see passive investing, not active trading, as the better path to wealth. Accordingly, most trade stocks infrequently, and few are doing so via apps when they do trade.

Investors' outlook for the U.S. investing climate improved slightly in the second quarter, although they grew more pessimistic about inflation. Most investors think inflation will be sticking around.

A Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of U.S. investors explores the ways Black investors are similar to and differ from U.S. investors as a whole.