Global Investors Less Confident, but U.S. Affluent Index Surges
State Street and Spectrem confidence indexes paint a mixed picture for March.
Investors Lost Confidence in April, Indexes Show
Along with the Consumer Confidence Index, State Street and Spectrem surveys make moderate dips in April as investors cool to market conditions.
Investor Confidence Way Up, but Not Equity Allocation
Strong gains in the U.S. equity markets, lower unemployment and encouraging news from the European debt crisis all contributed to a dramatic increase in economic optimism among high-net-worth and mass-affluent investors, according to Phoenix Marketing International.
Advisor Confidence Moving in Positive Direction
This slight shift is similar to that of Spectrem Group’s affluent-investor survey and the University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index