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 Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.

CEO Confidence In U.S. Business Conditions Falls To Lowest Level Of 2018

The CEO Confidence Index has taken a tumble, thanks a trade war that CEOs say is beginning to materialize and a fear a change in the weather.

CEO Confidence Remains Stable in September

Strong customer demand, lending rates, lower taxes and high employment are some of the variables CEOs say keep their confidence high. Still, tariffs and trade uncertainties remain a concern.
Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs

CEO Confidence Ticks Up In August

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.

CEO Confidence Hits New Low For 2018 In July As Optimism In Future Growth...

Our monthly poll of nearly 300 U.S. CEOs found their outlook and confidence in future business conditions at a low for the year as the global trade war looms large.
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.
Automotive CEOs Meet President Trump

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.
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