Investor Confidence in the Eurozone
Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence
The Economic Sentiment is Finally Improving
Starts Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:00
Updated Thursday, January 9, 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 11.2 points, while German ZEW improved to 11.7 points.. 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.