Vistage Confidence Index: CEO Optimism Grows In Q2 2013

chartQ2 2013The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available.

CEOs held optimistic views about the overall economy as well as for their own firms in the Q2 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index. While there was a slight shift in their assessments of the economy, how CEOs viewed prospects for their own firms have been remarkably stable since the start of the year.

The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 96.7 in the 2nd quarter 2013 survey, virtually unchanged from the 96.6 in the 1st quarter, and above the 92.8 in last year’s 2nd quarter.

Below are some key highlights from the Q2 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index (all members surveyed):

  • 62% of CEOs see rising home prices as a positive sign of overall improvement in the economy.
  • 30% of CEOs allow their staff to work from home at least one day a week.
  • 53% of CEOs believe economic conditions in the U.S. have improved compared with a year ago, while only 33% believe conditions will improve in the next year.

Elisa K. Spain