Trend reversal averted!

The composite index for the euro zone rises for the first time after two dampeners in a row. It improves from -17.3 to -15.6 points. With this, a trend reversal to the negative, which would have formally been  indicated by the third drop in a row, was averted. While the economic assessments of investors for the euro zone are stabilizing, the values for Germany worsen, albeit at a much higher level. Here, we see a convergence of investor assessments. The drop in the German composite index is solely based on the decrease in the assessment of the economic situation. The strongest improvement in the composite indices in May can be found for the US. For Japan, the development points upwards, too. The emerging markets, on the other hand, are once again considered as slightly weaker by investors. For the global aggregate, we note a small rise after two drops.

Full report May 2013

Headlines of the month

  • In May, the composite index for the euro zone rises again after two dampeners in a row. It improves from -17.3 to now -15.6 points. A formal negative trend reversal was thus averted.
  • While investors' sentiment for the euro zone economy stabilizes, the readings for Germany worsen, albeit at a much higher level. But the drop of the German composite index is solely based on the decrease in the assessment of the current situation.
  • The strongest improvement of all composite indices in May can be found for the US. For Japan, the development also points upwards. The emerging markets are seen as slightly weaker. For the global aggregate, we note a small rise after two drops.

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