sentiment index

Sentiment Index

A mathematical calculation on average or median forecast made by well-respected analysts on the future direction of the market. That is, the sentiment index uses certain data to show what analysts believe future market movements will be. See also: Earnings Expectations, Forecasting.

sentiment index

A numerical guide to investor feeling toward the securities markets that is constructed to determine whether certain segments of the investment community are bullish or bearish. The index is used by technical analysts to determine whether stock should be bought or sold. Sentiment is measured in a variety of ways including short sales by specialists, mutual fund cash positions, and the amount of margin debt. Compare advisers' sentiment.
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7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (CSSI) fell to a 10-month low in December due to a significant deterioration in the outlook for new domestic steel orders.
The central bank's quarterly survey showed the business sentiment index among big makers in the world's third-largest economy dropped to plus 12 points, compared with plus 15 points in the June poll.
The Business Traveler Sentiment Index provides a snapshot of the attitudes and experiences of business travelers about what is working and what isn't when it comes to travel," said Susan Chapman-Hughes, senior vice president, American Express Global Corporate Payments.
According to the most recent Manulife Investor Sentiment Index, a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is the favourite investment choice for Canadians.
The Frontier Markets Sentiment Index shows an overwhelming trend of the well reputed companies to invest in Pakistan, owing to the ideal business opportunities offered by the Government of Pakistan.
According to a report of Wall Street Journal, the Frontier Markets Sentiment Index shows the growing interest of international companies to do business in Pakistan.
6 in the last quarter of 2013, according to a sentiment index.
Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing sentiment index for the same month beat market expectations, brokers said.
After dipping in the second quarter, the NREI/Marcus & Millichap Investment Sentiment Index increased 5 points in the third quarter to 171--the highest level seen since the survey began in 2004.
The sentiment index for non-manufacturers, which includes construction, real estate and other firms that could benefit from rebuilding in areas battered by last year's disaster, also edged down, though it stayed positive for the eighth straight month.
The Apple Peeled, a real estate blog overseen by the Howard Margolis team at Prudential Douglas Elliman, has unveiled its New York City Real Estate Sentiment Index, a ranking system to gauge industry confidence.
The Shuaa Capital GCC Investor Sentiment Index dipped by 5.