CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 – For the first time in a year, the Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI®) and the Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI®) were on divergent tracks in April, Spectrem Group announced today. The Millionaire Investor Confidence Index increased 2 points to 11, while the Affluent Investor Confidence Index fell 4 points to 3.
The indices measure the investment confidence of households with more than $500,000 of investable assets and more than $1 million of investable assets, respectively.
The April Millionaire Investor Confidence Index is up 3 points over the same period last year and has posted consecutive gains the past two months. The Affluent Investor Confidence Index has see-sawed each month since July 2013. Year-to-year from April 2013 it is up only 1 point.
“The divergent tracks in the Spectrem indices in April reflect the wavering investment mindset of non-Millionaires,” said George H. Walper, Jr., president of Spectrem Group.
Unlike Millionaire investors, who are generally more confident in their financial and economic outlooks, non-Millionaire investors are more on-edge over market fluctuations or global events such as increased tensions in Ukraine as seen this month.”
Additional insights from the indices are available on Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner website (www.millionairecorner.com):
Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index®
Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index®
The Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI ®) is based on 250 monthly online interviews with the financial decision-makers in households with $500,000 or more in investable assets. The Index has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.2 percentage points. The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI ®) is based on a subset of the overall survey group.
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