confidence indicator

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Confidence indicator

A measure of investors' faith in the economy and the securities market. A low or deteriorating level of confidence is considered by many technical analysts as a bearish sign.

Confidence Indicator

A measure of the willingness of investors to attempt higher returns by assuming more risk. A confidence indicator may be calculated in a number of different ways. It may be calculated by compiling an index of stocks categorized according to risk, where a higher measure indicates higher confidence. A confidence indicator also may be determined subjectively; for example, a person may take a survey of industry insiders to see how they feel about taking more risk.

confidence indicator

A measure of investors' faith in the economy and the securities market. A low or deteriorating level of confidence is considered by many technical analysts as a bearish sign. See also Barron's Confidence Index, Standard & Poor's Confidence Indicator.
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The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which had improved in January, edged down in February.
ANKARA, Aug 25, 2010 (TUR) -- The Turkish Central Bank's Real Sector Confidence Index dropped 1.
The latest results of Eastbridge Consulting Group's Voluntary Insurance Confidence Index survey show that those in the industry believe the economy will have less negative impact on voluntary sales in 2010 than previously thought.
ANKARA, Aug 16, 2010 (TUR) -- Consumer confidence index in Turkey dropped 0.
ANKARA, Jul 26, 2010 (TUR) -- The Turkish Central Bank's Real Sector Confidence Index rose 1 point in July when compared to the previous month.
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which had been on the rise since April, declined in August.
ANKARA, Jul 16, 2010 (TUR) -- Consumer Confidence Index rose 1.
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which increased sharply in June, posted further gains in July.
ANKARA, Jun 16, 2010 (TUR) -- Consumer Confidence Index rose 0.
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which was relatively unchanged last month, increased sharply in June.
ANKARA, May 17, 2010 (TUR) -- Consumer Confidence Index rose 1.
ANKARA, Apr 27, 2010 (TUR) -- The real sector confidence index in Turkey, hit the highest rate of the last three years in April with 118.