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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CEO Confidence in Overall Business Conditions Dips in September; Smaller Companies Wary Amid Uncertainty

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, dropped 2.1% in September, falling to 5.70 out of a possible 10.

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.

CEO Confidence Index Drops to Lowest Level Since March, But Still Up from Year...

The CEO Confidence Index fell 4.0% in July to 5.84 out of a possible 10. Though expectations for overall business conditions are down, the metric is still improved from a year ago.

The CEO Confidence Index Jumps 3.9% in June, but CEOs Remain Skeptical and Cautious...

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.

CEO Confidence Index Falls 3.5% in May 2013

The CEO Confidence Index fell 3.5% in May 2013 to 5.86 out of a possible 10.

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.

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.

March 2013: Future Outlook Brighter than the Present

With the much-dreaded fiscal cliff crisis resolved by temporary measures, one might think that CEOs would be more optimistic about present conditions than those they anticipate in a year’s time. However, the latest CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEO expectations for overall business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 4.0 percent to a value of 5.29 out of a possible 10, while the Current Confidence Index, which measures CEO opinion on current business conditions, dropped 2.7 percent to a value of 4.93.

CEO Confidence Index Jumps 6.5%, But Most CEOs Are Still Wary About Business Conditions

The CEO Confidence Index rose 6.5% in February to 5.63 out of a possible 10. The eight-month high demonstrates a notable uptick in CEOs' optimism about business conditions, but forecasts for growth and hiring remain limited.

The Future Still Looks Brighter than the Present to CEOs in the New Year

With the much-dreaded fiscal cliff crisis resolved by temporary measures, one might think that CEOs would be more optimistic about present conditions than those...
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CEO Optimism At Lowest Level Since Fall Of 2019

Chief Executive’s November CEO Confidence Index shows optimism among America’s CEOs on the decline, as their rating of business conditions one year out drops to two-year low.