Investor Confidence in the Eurozone
Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence
Investor Confidence Keeps Improving from the Abyss, but Still Remains Negative
Starts Monday, September 7, 2020 at 08:30
Updated Monday, September 7, 2020
The investor confidence in the Eurozone has been weakening for months and in December it finally fell into negative territory, declining to -0.2 points. The weakening trend continued to pick up pace until it bottomed at -3.7 points in February. In March, it made a reversal and, although negative, it slowed to -2.2. It improved in April to -0.3 points and in May it jumped higher to 5.3 points. In June, the sentiment was expected to cool off to 2.3 points, but it fell into negative territory again and came at -3.3 points, which means that the economic sentiment is deteriorating again in Europe. Since then, this indicator has fallen further into negative territory; but it improved a bit in September, from -13.7 points to -11.1, which was a positive sign. But, it deteriorated further in October, falling to -23.4 points and in Germany it fell to -22.8. It improved considerably in the last few months though, and in November it came back to positive territory at 0.7 points, while in December it improved further to 7.6 points. But, it cooled off to 5.2 points in February and will probably turn negative again this month, as the sentiment deteriorates, due to the spread of coronavirus while in March it turned negative again, falling o -17.1 points. April was worse and it declined to -42.9 points, which is a record low. It improved slightly in May to 41.8 points, to -24.8 points in June, and to -18.2 point sin July. In August, we saw another improvement to -13.4 points but that is still pretty bad. Please follow us for live coverage of this event by experienced market analysts.
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About Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence
This indicator measures the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed investors and analysts. It is released monthly, on the first or second Monday of the current month. The survey is of about 2,800 investors and analysts which asks respondents to rate the relative 6-month economic outlook for the Eurozone. It's a leading indicator of economic health - investors and analysts are highly informed by virtue of their job, and changes in their sentiment can be an early signal of future economic activity.