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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Are CEOs in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Holding Pattern?

Since March, when CEO confidence was at its highest in the last 12 months (7.41 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10...

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the last six months compared to the previous...

5 Year Climb: 2017 Outshines the Previous 4 Years

CEOs clearly have more confidence in the future today than they did during President Obama's last four years.

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

February 2017: Are CEOs Getting Nervous?

CEO confidence dropped a nominal 1.1% in February 2017 after a three-month rise.

January 2017: CEO Confidence Increases for Third Straight Month

January 2017 marked the third straight month that CEO confidence rose after a year of record lows.

December 2016: CEO Confidence Finishes Out Year on High Note

CEOs are clearly excited about the prospect of the president-elect taking office on Jan. 20. After a 10.8% jump in November, their confidence in future business conditions 12 months from now increased another 5.9% in December.

October 2016: CEO Confidence Holding Steady as Countdown to Election Begins

CEO confidence in business conditions 12 months from now remained flat in October, registering a 5.90 on a scale of 1 to 10, compared with the same rating for September.

August 2016: The Larger the Company, the Deeper the Concern

It’s not surprising that large companies (+$1 billion) have the weakest view of future business conditions (12 months from now), according to our latest CEO Confidence Index.

July 2016: CEO Confidence About Future Business Conditions at Lowest Point in Last 12...

Between the UK’s Brexit vote, the upcoming U.S. presidential election, ongoing terrorism attacks and other global issues, it appears that CEOs are voicing more skepticism about future business conditions today than they had in previous months.
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