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State Street Investor Confidence Index  
Released On 4/24/2018 10:00:00 AM For Apr, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedActual
State Street Investor Confidence Index111.9 111.5 114.5 

Highlights
Global institutional investors continued to regain confidence and further increased their holding of equities in April, according to State Street, whose Investor Confidence Index based on actual portfolio holdings of their institutional clients rose to 114.5, up 3.0 points from March's downwardly revised reading of 111.5. The rise in confidence was broad-based, spanning all three regional sub-components, with the North American index rising 3.2 points to 112.3, the European index by 8.9 points to 110.9, and the Asian index by 3.1 points to 112.7. State Street noted that the global increases in equity holdings by institutional investors despite the recent challenges of heightened volatility and trade war fears reflects a general confidence in risky assets and echoes the strong start to the first quarter earnings season. Given recent somewhat disappointing economic data for Europe, the sharp gain for this region is particularly notable.

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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