Talk about a gloomy outlook: retirees are far less optimistic about having enough money to last through retirement, their viewpoint colored by concerns over inflation and economic stagnation. 

That turn toward pessimism colored the second-quarter results of the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index, which dropped eight points to +29 from the +37 recorded in February. The optimism of retired investors for the earlier period fell by 17 points, from +41 to +24, driving down the index as a whole.

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