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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.
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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.
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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. See also Barron's Confidence Index, Standard & Poor's Confidence Indicator.
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For the next quarter and the year ahead, consumers optimism turned less positive as the confidence indices declined approximately by half from the previous quarter's survey to 3.8 percent from 8.7 percent and to 13 percent from 23.1 percent, respectively.
TurkStat calculates confidence indices based on a range of between 0 and 200 points, where a sub-100 score indicates a downbeat projection and more than 100 reflects an optimistic outlook.
The confidence indices in construction and market services have improved, while retail trade and manufacturing confidence indices have fell.
Like other confidence indices, the index is a single number that compares the current results to a baseline measure.
All three of the main confidence indices measured in the poll of 430 experts reflected a markedly more negative outlook in the third quarter of the year.
ANKARA, Jun 24, 2011 (TUR) -- Confidence indices for services and construction sectors decreased, while retail trade confidence indices rose in June, 2011.
TurkStat stated on Friday that confidence indices for services and construction sectors decreased 0.24 percent and 1.73 percent respectively, while retail trade confidence index increased 1.70 percent in June 2011, when compared to June 2010.
Because all confidence indices (Consumer Confidence and Consumer Sentiment) are scaled, they can only get so high.
For the next quarter and the year ahead, consumers optimism turned less positive, as the confidence indices declined approximately by half from the previous quarter's survey at 3.8 percent from 8.7 percent, and at 13 percent from 23.1 percent, respectively.
Both TurkStat and the bank calculate confidence indices based on a range between 0 and 200 points, where a sub-100 score indicates a downbeat projection and more than 100 reflects an optimistic outlook.
TurkStat calculates confidence indices based on a range between 0 and 200 basis points, where a sub-100 score indicates a pessimistic outlook and 100-plus reflects an optimistic one.
Confidence indices in the consumer, services and construction industries on the other hand rose in February compared to the previous month.