BOSTON (dpa-AFX) – Investor sentiment in Europe and North America improved in April. The investor confidence index (ICI) determined by wealth manager State Street fell from 95.5 points in March to 102.8 points. The ICI for North America rose only 1.2 points to 68.0 meters, as State Street reported on Thursday.
The value of the global survey, however, fell from 0.7 to 73 points. This decline is the result of a much darker mood among investors in Asia. There, the ICI fell from 98.3 to 80 points, its lowest level since 2005. State Street analyst Rajeev Bhargava attributed this to investor concerns about “whether the region will be able to put end to locking in a lasting way as it does “. there are new cases in the affected countries “.
The Investor Confidence Index quantitatively measures investor confidence or risk tolerance by examining the actual buying and selling behavior of institutional investors. The index assigns precise meaning to changes in investors’ risk appetite: the higher the percentage allocation between individual securities, the greater the risk appetite or confidence. A value of 100 is neutral; it is the level at which investors do not increase or decrease their long-term exposure to high-risk assets.