House Holdings

Household net worth climbed by $2.3 trillion in 17Q1 and it is now a record $94.8 trillion and a record 5 times GDP, well higher than during the housing or dotcom booms. Stock market wealth rose by $1.3 trillion and real estate by $500 billion. This wealth increase boosts consumer confidence, but household spending remains lackluster, partly because relatively few Americans own equities and the homeownership rate is very low.

Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
GraphsandLaughs, LLC
Cell: 202.306.2731