COMPAS Poll/Survey
April 10, 2008

Personal Investment Strategy: Slightly Pessimistic, Slightly Cash- and Bond-Oriented; Western Europe Tops the List as Place to Invest; U.S. Has Lost Panel’s Confidence, China Even More So

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll By COMPAS in Canadian Business
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
In a setting where pessimism is strong but appears to have leveled off, the CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS panel are slightly disinvested in the stock market.

To a young relative with an inheritance windfall, panelists would be slightly less likely to recommend stock and slightly more likely to recommend cash or bonds than when asked in the past.

With respect to where to invest, panelists have changed relatively little in their relative confidence in different parts of the world. Western Europe tops the list as a place to investment while Mexico trails badly. Relative to sentiment in 2006, confidence in the United States has fallen, but appreciably less than it has fallen in the case of China

These are the key findings from this past week’s Internet survey of CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS panel. The weekly business survey is undertaken for Canadian Business magazine under sponsorship of BDO Dunwoody LLP.

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