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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Finally, the Retail Trade and Industry Confidence Indicators remained unchanged as the improvement in the assessments of recent trends was offset by a deterioration of firms' expectations.
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.
The index is a ray of light after other key confidence indicators pointed to darkening economic prospect for Germany.
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.
While the European Commission is anticipating a clear slowdown in economic activity for 2008, confidence indicators published on 29 February by the EU executive are continuing their slow erosion.
Fan and Wong (1998) find that, unlike the case in the United States or the United Kingdom, confidence indicators in Hong Kong have little or no explanatory power in forecasting household spending.
The downward shift in the confidence indicators during the month has driven it into what the BRC considers to be an area of 'moderate confidence' from the 'high' zone in May.
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.
The Consumer Confidence Indicators Rise with the Stock Market
7, so data were worse than expected and suggest that we might not yet have fully seen the bottoming out in confidence indicators.
Developments in the confidence indicators of the various sectors were in general rather subdued.
Among the larger EU member states, Spain and the UK saw their confidence indicators strengtheby 11 and 2 points, respectively.