The State Street Investor Confidence Index, which measures the actual buying and selling of institutional investors, fell 1.9 points in October to 86.2 from 88.1 the month before. In North America, confidence fell even more, by 3.2 points, to 84.9 from 88.1.

Investor confidence in Europe remained largely static, ticking down 0.6 points to 96.4 from 97 the previous month.

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