A confidence index is down but up, as follows:

  • Financial confidence dropped to 66.4 in October 2009, from 68.8 a year earlier.
  • But the October 2009 financial confidence ranking is up from 62.8 August 2009.

Source: The Country Financial Security Index, published by Country Financial, Bloomington, Ill. The index measures American’s feelings about their finances. Click here for more