confidence indicator

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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21 February 2011 - Denmark's consumer confidence indicator fell to minus 0.5 points in February from a positive 3.3 points in the previous month, figures by Statistics Denmark showed on Monday.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-February 21, 2011--Danish consumer confidence indicator turns negative in Feb 2011(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
The industrial confidence indicator fell significantly in both the EU and the eurozone.
The Services Confidence Indicator declined due to a deterioration in firms' assessments of their business situation as well as past and expected demand.
21 January 2011 - Denmark's consumer confidence indicator rose to 3.3 points in January from a negative 0.7 points in the previous month, figures by Statistics Denmark showed on Thursday.
In detail: the industrial confidence indicator remained stabled in January in the EU but lost one point in the eurozone.
The Services Confidence Indicator increased as a result of improved assessments of past business situation and past demand, and significant upward revisions in demand expectations.
The consumer confidence indicator (CCI) fell for the third consecutive month and was 20.8 points in December, versus a revised 22.6 points in the preceding month.
21 December 2010 - Denmark's consumer confidence indicator declined to minus 0.7 points in December 2010 from a positive 3.6 points in the previous month, figures by Statistics Denmark showed on Monday.
Summary: After having fallen to a record low of -39 in July, the GFK Consumer Confidence indicator rose a second straight month in September to -32.
Concerning the Industrial Confidence Indicator, the decrease is most noticeable in the UK (-4), Spain (-5) and Germany (-3), while the indicator remained unchanged in France and Poland and improved slightly in Italy (+1).
The Services Confidence Indicator declined due to companies having less optimistic views on their past business situation and past demand.