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State Street Investor Confidence Index  
Released On 1/31/2017 10:00:00 AM For Jan, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
State Street Investor Confidence Index94.2 94.1 93.8 

Highlights
The State Street Investor Confidence Index fell 0.3 points to 93.8 in January, with the December reading revised downward by 0.1 points to 94.1. The slight decline in global sentiment was driven by a pronounced 7.0 point drop in the European component to 92.9 and also weakened by a 0.4 point decline in the Asian component to 108.1. In contrast and countering the downward pull on the index, the North American component rose 2.0 points to 89.6.

With sub-100 index readings indicating that institutional investors are more risk averse and decreasing their holdings of equities, State Street noted that geopolitical risk and stretched valuations were the main drag on sentiment, and worries about trade policies and a stronger dollar have taken center stage with the new US Administration in place. In Europe, institutional investor concerns about the impending French and Dutch elections, as well as a hard Brexit may have intensified the cautious tone.

Definition
The State Street Investor Confidence Index measures confidence by looking at actual levels of risk in investment portfolios. This is not an attitude survey. The State Street Investor Confidence Index measures confidence directly by assessing the changes in investor holdings of equities. The more of their portfolio that institutional investors are willing to invest in equities, the greater their confidence. The report's main index is global and is based on activity in 45 countries. The report tracks more than 22 million transactions annually. There are three published components: North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The separate weightings of the three components vary month to month based on investment activity and are not published. Also included in the global index, but also not published, is activity in South America and the Middle East.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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