A survey of affluent investors by research firm TNS shows that the TNS Investor Confidence Index rose to 116 in October, its highest level since hitting 129 in 2007. Its lowest point was 81 in October 2008.

Despite only modest economic and job growth, TNS said, affluent investors are feeling more confident about how their own investments and the broader U.S. stock market will perform over the next six months.

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