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U.S. investors remain broadly positive about the U.S. investment climate, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index released last week. 

The index score for the second quarter is 103, with investors’ 12-month outlook for economic growth, U.S. unemployment and their personal finances remaining strong. Although the index is a bit lower than the 117 recorded in November 2017, this is the sixth straight quarter it has registered 100 or higher. This follows a 16-year period when investor optimism was consistently below that level. 

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