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State Street Investor Confidence Index  
Released On 5/29/2018 10:00:00 AM For May, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedActual
State Street Investor Confidence Index114.5 115.3 103.5 

Highlights
Global institutional investors slowed their accumulation of equities significantly in May, according to State Street, whose Investor Confidence Index based on actual portfolio holdings of their institutional clients fell to 103.5, down 11.8 points from April's upwardly revised reading of 115.3. Though investors still remained net buyers of equities, a sharp weakening of risk appetite and a decline in equity accumulation was evident in all regions, with the North American sub-component falling 9.2 points to 104.3, the European component 9.5 points to 101.5, and the component for Asia 9.5 points to 103.2. State Street said that after strong consensus in risk-seeking appetite in April, institutional investor sentiment in May was weighed down by growing inflationary pressures, higher interest rates and escalating geopolitical concerns such as the success of Euro-skeptics in Italy and rising trade tensions between China, the United States and the European Union.

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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