Investor confidence slipped further in October, particularly in the developed world, according to the State Street Investor Confidence Index, released today by State Street Global Markets.

Investor confidence as measured by the index fell 1.9 points to 86.2 from a revised level of 88.1 in September. Broken out by major regions: North America saw confidence fall by 3.2 points to 84.9 from 88.1 in September; European investors’ confidence ticked down just slightly, .6 points to 96.4 from 97.0 in the prior month; and confidence among Asian investors remained positive at 103.3, though this level was down as well, having fallen 4.4 points from September.

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