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7June

Optimism Returns

June 7th, 2018|

Overall Index

The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) shifted higher in May, reflecting an improvement in investor confidence. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After peaking in January, sentiment began to fade, and declined in each of the next […]

8May

Investor Sentiment Continues to Trend Lower

May 8th, 2018|

For April 2018 the PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (ISI) continues to trend lower, reflecting weakening investor confidence. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After sentiment in January reached the highest level reading since the poll began in November 2016, […]

11April

Investor Sentiment Continues to Soften

April 11th, 2018|

Overall Index

In March 2018, for the second month in a row, the PNC – CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC – CivicScience ISI) reflected a softening in confidence. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. A sharp turn lower […]

13March

Investor Sentiment Lower

March 13th, 2018|

Overall Index

The PNC – CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (ISI) reflected an easing of investor sentiment in February 2018, the first monthly dip since September 2017. Investor sentiment, as measured by the poll, had been on an upward trend for the latter half […]

13February

Another Month of Rising Investor Confidence

February 13th, 2018|

Overall Index

The PNC-CS Investor Sentiment Index (ISI) rose in January 2018, reflecting the fourth straight month of upward movement of the index, as optimism is seemingly spilling into the new-year. The trend of investor confidence as measured by the poll picked up momentum in the latter months of […]

Optimism Returns

Overall Index The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) shifted higher in May, reflecting an improvement in investor confidence. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After peaking in January, sentiment began to fade, and declined in each of the next three consecutive months. May’s reading reflects a reversal, with slightly more positive results. May 2018’s poll results reflect a more optimistic view from participants than in the prior two months. The PNC-CS ISI rose to 51.2 in May from 48.8 for April. Considering the financial markets, volatility further eased through much [...]

June 7th, 2018|

Investor Sentiment Continues to Trend Lower

For April 2018 the PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (ISI) continues to trend lower, reflecting weakening investor confidence. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After sentiment in January reached the highest level reading since the poll began in November 2016, February’s results reflected a shift in expectations. April’s reading reflects the third consecutive month of softening confidence. U.S. financial markets began 2018 on a strong note after tax reform legislation was passed in late 2017. Volatility returned to the markets in February after an extremely sanguine 2017. A number of [...]

May 8th, 2018|

Investor Sentiment Continues to Soften

Overall Index In March 2018, for the second month in a row, the PNC - CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC - CivicScience ISI) reflected a softening in confidence. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. A sharp turn lower was recorded in last month’s reading, with further easing in March. After sentiment in January reached the highest level reading since the poll began in November 2016, February’s results reflected a shift in expectations. March 2018’s poll results further highlighted a more cautious view, as the PNC - CS ISI declined [...]

April 11th, 2018|

Investor Sentiment Lower

Overall Index The PNC - CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (ISI) reflected an easing of investor sentiment in February 2018, the first monthly dip since September 2017. Investor sentiment, as measured by the poll, had been on an upward trend for the latter half of 2017 and into 2018. However, February’s poll reflected a slightly lower level of optimism versus January 2018. Sentiment in January reached its highest level since the poll began in November 2016. February 2018’s poll results reflect a pause in optimism as the ISI declined to 52.3 from 55.1 in January. After record low volatility in 2017, [...]

March 13th, 2018|

Another Month of Rising Investor Confidence

Overall Index The PNC-CS Investor Sentiment Index (ISI) rose in January 2018, reflecting the fourth straight month of upward movement of the index, as optimism is seemingly spilling into the new-year. The trend of investor confidence as measured by the poll picked up momentum in the latter months of 2017 and now into 2018. Sentiment began moving higher in October, and reached its highest level for 2017 in December. January 2018’s reading represents another move higher, as the ISI rose to 55.1, up from 54.3 in December. In general, growing optimism appears to reflect macroeconomic factors which indicate continued global [...]

February 13th, 2018|