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.


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The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, was relatively unchanged in August compared to July, falling just 0.7 percent to 6.11 out of a possible 10. This rating is still among the highest CEOs have given since 2011.

September 2014: CEOs Confidence Up 5.3% From August

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, grew 0.33% in August, landing at 6.44 out of a possible 10.

August 2014: CEO Confidence Down 0.07% From July

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, fell a minor 0.07% in August, from July.

July 2014: CEO Confidence Increases 3%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, grew 3% in July, landing at 6.16 out of a possible 10.

June 2014: CEO Confidence Drops 2.9%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, shrank 2.9% in June, recording 5.98 points out of a possible 10.

May 2014: CEO Confidence Increases 1%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, remained flat in May, recording a 0.1% increase and landing at 6.16 out of a possible 10.

April 2014: CEO Confidence Drops 1.8%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, fell 1.8% in April, landing at 6.09 out of a possible 10.

March 2014: CEO Confidence Jumps 5.4%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, jumped more than 5% in March, landing at 6.20 out of a possible 10.

March 2014 Analysis: CEO Confidence Achieves Highest Rating in Three Years

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, jumped more than 5 percent in March, landing at 6.2 out of a possible 10.

February 2014: CEO Confidence Drops 4.2%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, dropped more than 4% in February, falling to 5.88 out of a possible 10.
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