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State Street Investor Confidence Index  
Released On 7/31/2018 10:00:00 AM For Jul, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedActual
State Street Investor Confidence Index101.7 100.8 101.8 

Accumulation of equities by global institutional investors slightly increased in July, according to State Street, whose Investor Confidence Index based on actual portfolio holdings of their institutional clients rose to 101.8, up 1.0 point from June's downwardly revised reading of 100.8. Despite the uptick in global risk appetite, confidence among North American investors declined, with the North American sub-index falling 0.9 points to 103.4. Optimism improved slightly among European investors who remained the most risk averse, however, with the sub-index up 0.7 points to 91.5, indicating that they were still net sellers of equities. The sub-index for Asia rose 0.5 points to 103.3, putting Asian investors as net buyers with the strongest (though not by much and not that strong) appetite for equities. The regional breakdown suggests that while Europe remains firmly entrenched in risk-off territory amid political uncertainty and lagging growth in the region, trade war fears among North American investors especially may have tamed risk appetites since April's higher levels of accumulation to a few points above the neutral mark.

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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