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CEO Confidence Index

CEO Confidence Index Methodology

Chief Executive surveys CEOs each month to compile our CEO Confidence Index data. Survey results are released each month on ChiefExecutive.net and covered in each issue of Chief Executive magazine.

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June 2015: CEO Confidence Down 2.5% From May

CEOs’ confidence in what they anticipate overall business conditions to be 1 year from now weakened in June as compared to the previous month, making June the lowest month of CEO Confidence all year. CEOs who responded to Chief Executive’s monthly Confidence Index survey rated their confidence in future business a 6.25 out of a possible 10, compared with 6.41 ...

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May 2015: CEO Confidence at Lowest Point This Year

Clearly, CEO confidence has been affected by the negative economic reports of late, including flat or reduced U.S. job growth, GDP and manufacturing output. Some economic forecasters are even starting to plan for the next recession. As a result, in May, CEOs reported having less confidence in their expectations for overall business conditions a year from now than they did in April, and their confidence was the ...

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March 2015: Large Mid-Market Firm CEOs Are More Confident Than Their Smaller Company Peers

For four out of the last five years, CEOs of mid-market companies with more than $100 million in revenue had the most confidence in their expectations for overall business conditions a year from now as compared to their smaller-company peers. They also scored higher than the average of all CEOs surveyed. In March 2015, CEOs of larger mid-market companies rated their confidence level in how they ...

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