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Investor confidence is soaring, says JPMF

Investor confidence is rising steadily and is now nearing the level it was at in April 2001, according to JPMorgan Fleming.

JPMF&#39s investor confidence index rose from 84 in December to 92 in January, nearing April 2001&#39s all-time high of 103. It also reveals that 44 per cent of investors believe the stockmarket will be higher in six month&#39s time, an increase of 4 per cent over the month. Just 17 per cent think it will be lower (19 per cent in December).

Head of market research Peter Brewster says: “Clearly, the continued flow of impressive global economic news, combined with a fairly buoyant stock market, is helping to maintain relatively high levels of investor confidence.”

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