CEO Confidence Index

The CEO Confidence Index is America’s largest monthly survey of chief executives. Each month, Chief Executive surveys CEOs across corporate America, at organizations of all types and sizes, to compile our CEO Confidence Index data. Survey results are released each month on ChiefExecutive.net and reported on by TV and media outlets throughout the world.

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President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

CEO Confidence Falls On Growing Trade War Worries

Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.
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CEO Confidence Rebounds in May, But Labor Is a Growing Concern

Optimism abounds for 2018 and beyond, but a shortage of talented workers is casting a shadow over hiring plans.

CEO Confidence Continues To Erode In April

U.S. CEOs’ outlook for business conditions 12 months from now continued to fall in April, the third straight month of decline.
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CEO Confidence Falls In March Amid Deep Division Over Trump’s Tariff Moves

The results of our March poll of U.S. CEOs finds confidence in future business conditions beginning to show signs of fatigue.

CEO Confidence Remains High In February, Despite Market Volatility

CEO confidence in the country’s 2018 business outlook remains unshaken by the stock market turbulence of February, according to our monthly poll of U.S. chief executives.

CEO Confidence Continues At A Record High In January

More than 250 CEOs of U.S. companies told Chief Executive last week that they expect overall business conditions 12 months from now to be “very good,” ranking them 7.62 out of 10.

CEO Confidence Soars In December, Nears Highest Levels Since 2004

Chief Executive’s monthly survey of CEO confidence finds the economic outlook of America’s corporate leaders nearing its most optimistic since 2003.

CEO Optimism Rebounds in November Amid Growing Hope For Tax Cuts

CEOs are reporting a renewed sense of confidence in where the business landscape will be a year from now, registering the highest level since April.

CEO Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a cascade of political drama, growing concern about...

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.
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Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.
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