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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.

December 2013: CEO Confidence Reaches Highest Level in 2-1/2 Years

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 7.4% in December to its highest level since April 2011, landing at 6.12 out of a possible 10.

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CEO Confidence Index Beats Expectations From a Year Ago, Though CEOs Remain Cautious

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, stayed relatively flat in August, falling just 0.4% from July to 5.82 out of a possible 10. The Index has fallen more than 4% since June when it reached a 2-year high of 6.09, a number that had not been seen since May 2011.

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The CEO Confidence Index Jumps 3.9% in June, but CEOs Remain Skeptical and Cautious During Tepid Economic Recovery

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 3.9% in June to 6.09 out of a possible 10. This is the highest rating the Confidence Index has seen since May of 2011, when the measure was also 6.09.

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CEO Confidence Jumps 9.5% in April to Highest Level Since May 2011

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEOs' expectations for business conditions for the next 12 months, saw its highest month-over-month gain in the past two years, rising 9.5% to 6.07 out of a possible 10.

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CEO Confidence Index March 2013

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEO expectations for overall business conditions over the next 12 months, dipped 1.5% in March, falling to 5.55. CEOs remain cautiously optimistic about prospects over the next year.

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