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Deficit, unemployment worry investors

Investors identify the federal budget deficit (71%) and unemployment (71%) as the top two factors hurting the investment climate in the United States. Despite these concerns, the Wells Fargo-Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index finds investor optimism in February up sharply compared with two years ago.
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Above all, investors fear a politically divided government

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (3 years ago)

What scares investors the most? More than unemployment, oil prices, the housing market, tight credit, or the euro zone crisis, investors believe that a politically divided federal government could hurt the US investment climate, acc... Read Post

Wells Fargo Exec Warns Investors Against Stock Market's Rapid Rise (JPM, WFC)

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (4 years ago)

SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) -- Investors have good reason to be worried about the federal deficit but should also be wary of the stock market's rapid rise, a top Wells Fargo (WFC _ ) executive said on Wednesday. David Carroll, senior ... Read Post

SMART INVESTOR: Optimism Is Seeping Back Into The Average Investor

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (2 years ago)

American investors are beginning to feel hopeful for the future. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index rose to 43 points in June, up 12 points since March and at the highest level in two and a half years. Sta... Read Post

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