Advisor Confidence Index

A monthly benchmark of financial advisors' confidence in the economy and markets. A reading below 100 indicates pessimism, over 100 indicates optimism.

Advisors Confidence Levels Drops

Key Stats:
Current state of the economy: -1%
Economy in six months: -.5%
Economy in twelve months: 0%
Markets in six months: -1.5%

The U.S. economy appears to be stuck in neutral. Stock market is ahead of where it should be relative to the economy.”
– Karim Ahamed, HPM Partners

I think the economy is running on the fumes of QE and is about to nosedive.”
- Edward Wilson, Stratos Wealth Partners

I believe the U.S. equity markets are fully valued at this time and there is more opportunity in the Eurozone at this time.”
– John Gesek, Fusion Capital Management

Current View of U.S. Economy
- 1%

Advisors confidence in the healthy state of the U.S. economy continued to slide, falling one percent in March.

View of the U.S. Economy: Next 6 Months
- .5%

Financial advisors have largely plateaued in their view on the state of the economy in six months: The indicator fell a mere .5 percent during the month.

View of the U.S. Economy: Next 12 Months
- 0%

Advisors view of the economy over the next year was unchanged over the previous month.

U.S. Stock Market Outlook: Next 6 Months
- 1.5%

Advisors’ confidence in the stock market fell again in March and ended 1.5 percent lower than it did the previous month.

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