-- "The Spectrem Group announced last week that its Spectrem Affluent
Investor Confidence Index jumped 10 points in March to 5,
the highest level in nearly five years (yellow line in graph above). The Index measures the
investment confidence and outlook of households with $500,000 or more in
investable assets. This is the seventh consecutive month that the Index
has posted a gain.
The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index gained six points to 10, the highest reading in just over a year (blue line above). In both Millionaire and Non-Millionaire households, there was a shift
toward investing in equities, signaling stronger engagement in the
According to Spectrem
, "The rise in both indexes is a reflection of a strong market performance
in the last few months, which has buoyed investor confidence despite
continuing concern with other issues, such as the economy."