Investor optimism continues to fall among increased pessimism about the fate of the U.S. economy, according to the latest poll from Wells Fargo/Gallup Investors.

The group’s Investor and Retirement Optimism Index dropped to 24, down from 40 in February. Retirees were the most glum, with their optimism dropping to 17, from 38 in February. Non-retired investors’ optimism levels rated 27, also down from 41 in February.

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