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Investor Confidence Declines In May

State Street Global Exchange today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for May 2018. The Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 103.5, down nearly 12 points from April’s revised reading of 115.3. Investors across all regions expressed a weakening in risk appetite, with the North American ICI decreasing from 113.5 to 104.3, the European ICI declining  from 111.0 to 101.5, and the Asian ICI from 112.7 to 103.2. The Investor Confidence Index was developed by Kenneth Froot and Paul O’Connell at State Street Associates, State Street Global Exchange’s research and advisory services business. It measures investor confidence...