Consumers Are More Confident About the Economy Since 2000

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 1969, and the economy recently grew at a rate faster than any time during the last four years. Great news, right? So why are women feeling less optimistic than men?

An index is a portfolio of specific securities (common examples are the S&P, DJIA, NASDAQ), the performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of certain asset classes. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.