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Glossary Term: BARRON'S CONFIDENCE INDEX

Definition(s) for BARRON'S CONFIDENCE INDEX:


1. ) a confidence indicator or Index measuring the ratio of the average yield on 10 top-grade bonds to the average yield on 10 intermediate-grade bonds. The discrepancy between high-rated top-grade bonds and low-rated bond yields establishes a measure that is indicative of investor confidence. A rising ratio indicates investors are demanding a lower premium in yield for increased risk, thus expressing confidence in the economy and the securities markets.



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