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11December

Optimism Eases Further as Equity Market Volatility Continues

December 11th, 2018|

Overall Index

The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) ticked lower for the second straight month in November. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, is only slightly above the 2018 low reached in April, and has been trending lower since making a year-to-date […]

15November

ISI October 2018

November 15th, 2018|

Overall Index

The PNC-CS Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) ticked slightly lower in October after two consecutive months of higher readings. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, is still easily above the 2018 low reached in April; however, recent momentum slowed as equity markets became more volatile and midterm elections […]

11September

Optimism Steadies After Steady Multi-Month Decline

September 11th, 2018|

Overall Index

The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) ticked higher in August, reflecting a stabilization of sentiment after two months of decline. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After peaking in January at 55.1, sentiment began to fade, falling […]

7August

Optimism Continues to Cool

August 7th, 2018|

Overall Index

The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) moderated again in July, reflecting cooler optimism than in June. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After peaking in January at 55.1, sentiment began to fade, and has steadily declined to […]

Optimism Eases Further as Equity Market Volatility Continues

Overall Index The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) ticked lower for the second straight month in November. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, is only slightly above the 2018 low reached in April, and has been trending lower since making a year-to-date peak in September. The November 2018 results reflect renewed concerns regarding the market and the economy, combined persistent uncertainty surrounding global trade, Brexit, the Chinese economy, and falling oil prices. These concerns have been reflected in financial markets. In mid-November, the S&P 500® fell into correction territory (defined as being down 10% or more from a [...]

December 11th, 2018|

ISI October 2018

Overall Index The PNC-CS Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) ticked slightly lower in October after two consecutive months of higher readings. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, is still easily above the 2018 low reached in April; however, recent momentum slowed as equity markets became more volatile and midterm elections approached. The October 2018 results reflect a generally sanguine outlook regarding the market and the economy, combined with cautious undertones given the myriad uncertainties that must be considered. U.S. real GDP growth remained strong and beat consensus estimates in the third quarter, rising at a 3.5% quarter-over-quarter annual rate. [...]

November 15th, 2018|

Optimism Continues to Increase amid Higher Equity Markets and Trade Progress

Overall Index The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) ticked higher again in September, reflecting further upward momentum. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, has reached its highest level since January 2018. After peaking in January at 55.1, sentiment began to fade, falling to a 2018 low of 48.8 in April. Since then, the index has fluctuated within a fairly narrow range, however, the September reading of 52.4 reflects growing optimism after August’s reading of 50.5 was also an increase from the prior month. The September 2018 results reflect a fairly sizable uptick in optimism from poll participants. Trade [...]

October 9th, 2018|

Optimism Steadies After Steady Multi-Month Decline

Overall Index The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) ticked higher in August, reflecting a stabilization of sentiment after two months of decline. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After peaking in January at 55.1, sentiment began to fade, falling to a 2018 low of 48.8 in April. Since then, the index has fluctuated within a fairly narrow range, with the August reading of 50.5 up slightly from the 49.8 July reading. The August 2018 results reflect a slight uptick in optimism from poll participants. Trade war uncertainties continued [...]

September 11th, 2018|

Optimism Continues to Cool

Overall Index The PNC-CivicScience Investor Sentiment Index (PNC-CS ISI) moderated again in July, reflecting cooler optimism than in June. Investor optimism, as measured by the poll, had been steadily rising from September 2017 through January 2018. After peaking in January at 55.1, sentiment began to fade, and has steadily declined to 49.8 in July. The July 2018 results reflect a slight softening in optimism from poll participants. The PNC-CS ISI moderated to 49.8 in July, from 50.5 in June. Trade war uncertainties continued to drive market volatility after the United States announced the possibility of additional tariffs on Chinese goods. [...]

August 7th, 2018|