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State Street Investor Confidence Index  
Released On 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM For Feb, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
State Street Investor Confidence Index93.8 94.5 92.9 

Highlights
The State Street Investor Confidence Index fell 1.6 points to 92.9 in February, with the January level revised upward to 94.5 from 93.8. The decline in global sentiment was again driven by a strong decline in the European component, which fell 9.3 points to 83.3 after declining 7.0 points in January. Asian institutional investors were also less confident for the second month running, with the index falling 4.0 points to 104.0. The North American component again offered some counterbalance, as the confidence of North American institutional investors rose 3.8 points to 94.7.

State Street noted that global institutional investors continued to shy away from risk despite ongoing uptrends in risky asset prices, with a striking disparity in the risk tolerance of North American institutional investors and those in other regions. It remains unclear whether this stems from the relative dynamism of the U.S. economy or from an unrealistic optimism on earnings and growth inspired by President Trump. In addition, upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany account for much of the sharply weakened confidence among European institutional investors.

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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