State Street Global Markets Global Investor Confidence Index rose from 48.2 to 60.3 in January. Regionally, the increase was the strongest in North America, where the figures climbed 21 percentage points from 30.6 to 51.8. The increase was nearly seven percentage points in Europe, where the figure went from 66.3 to 73. It remained largely stagnant in Asia, falling minimally from 86.6 to 86.3.
Based on the buying and selling patterns of institutional investors, the index is based on their equity risk appetite.