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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According to European Central Bank projections for 2001 and 2002, the trend showed by all the economic confidence indicators for Europe will change little during the remainder of 2001.
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But it's particularly encouraging to see longer term confidence indicators like marketing spend, employment and investment spend also rising strongly.
Since then, survey-based confidence indicators up to August had "improved further from low levels, overall confirming our previous expectations of a gradual recovery in economic activity," Draghi said.
Encouragingly, confidence indicators have improved somewhat from the lows hit in April.
Summary: The results of consumer confidence in Abu Dhabi in the economic performance index for 2012 -- prepared by the Studies Directory at the Department of Economic Development -- revealed that individuals' confidence indicators were on the rise compared to 2011, especially in both current and future economic conditions, individuals' financial condition and government policies.
March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans' personal financial health, showed improvement in consumer confidence indicators over the past 30 days.
Confidence indicators and other information point to continued lacklustre growth in the world economy for the rest of 2012.
Weak growth is likely to lead to another rate cut in May, but as confidence indicators start to improve it will also prompt council members to start thinking beyond the current crisis and data support those at the ECB arguing for a modest 25 bp move combined with a signal that the refi rate has bottomed at 1.
Meanwhile 57 per cent thought profitability would be better than the second quarter and above business confidence indicators 15 months ago.
Spain's central bank concludes that the confidence indicators for the first quarter of 2001 signal an end to the decline in private consumption.
But, we have to be wary because just as confidence indicators improve in Europe and the US, the opposite trend has been emerging in Asia and South America.