CEO Confidence Index

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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.


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.

January 2014: CEO Confidence Remains Steady From December

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, stayed relatively unchanged in January, rising just 0.3% to 6.14 out of a possible 10.

December 2013: CEO Confidence Reaches Highest Level in 2-1/2 Years

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 7.4% in December to its highest level since April 2011, landing at 6.12 out of a possible 10.

CEOs Continue to Rate Overall Business Conditions as Less than “Good”; CEOs of Small...

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 1.2% in November, reaching 5.7 out of a possible 10.

CEO Confidence Index Tumbles 1.3%, Current Conditions Rating Drops 3%

CEO Confidence Index — October 2013 Respondents: 159 September 2013 October 2013 Monthly Change CEO Confidence Index 5.70 5.63 -1.3%

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.
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