Thursday, May 25, 2006

UBS Index of Investor Optimism isn't very Optimistic

Sentiment is souring among investors, at least according to the most recent UBS/ Gallup survey. The concerns:

Energy prices-     92% of investors believe that energy prices are having a negative effect on the investment climate.

The dollar-            64% believe that the dollar problems are negatively influencing the investment climate.

Housing-               63% believe the softening housing market is hurting the investment climate.

Interest rates-       47% believe that the current level of interest rates is hurting the investment climate.

Investment Executive Survey


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