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.


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...

CEO Evaluations of Current and Expected Future Business Conditions Even-Out at a Middle Mark

Rebounding slightly from November's year low, the CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive's monthly gauge of CEO expectations for overall business conditions over the next twelve months, rose 2% in December to a mean value of 5.09 (out of a possible 10).

Uncertainty Remains after Election Results; CEO Confidence Index Drops to Year Low of 4.99

The presidential election has come and gone, and the result that surveyed CEOs had consistently expressed anxiety about has come to pass.

CEO Confidence Plummets to 2012 Low on Fears of Obama Re-Election

The CEO Confidence Index dropped 6.6% in October to 2012's new low: 5.11 out of a possible 10. It is apparent that September's 2.5% rise to 5.47 was momentary; the October drop fits an overall downward trend in confidence that has pervaded most of the year.
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