First mover up again

The composite index for the eurozone goes up to -16.8 points from -18.8 last month. This is its fourth increase in a row. The 909 surveyed investors display almost no change in their assessment of the current situation while their 6-months-expectations improve further. With the year ending, the expectations index has reached its highest reading in 2012. Outstanding increases in the economic expectations sub-indices are registered for Germany and for Japan. It is, once more, mainly institutional investors who are behind these developments. 

Full report December 2012

Headlines of the month

  • The composite index for the eurozone moves up again in December and now stands at -16.8 points after -18.8 last month. It is its fourth increase in a row. The 909 surveyed investors display almost no change in their assessment of the current situation while their 6-months-expectations improve further. With the year ending, the expectations index has reached a high in 2012.
  • Even more pronounced is the increase of the 6-monthsexpectations for Germany. This sub-index returns into positive territory. And again, it is mainly institutional investors who drive this development – while private investors remain more cautious.
  • The strongest improvement in expectations indices comes from Japan. That means that, all in all, also the indicators for the global aggregate go up, led – once more – by brighter expectations.


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