The investor confidence in August dropped to its lowest level in more than seven years, for example, a survey conducted by ING, Tuesday. “The fear of a recession increases significantly,” says the bank.
as of The ING beleggersbarometer, on a monthly basis, the confidence measure of the individual investors in Belgium, fell in August to 76 points. In this barometer, which counts for 100 points is neutral.
This pessimism has a lot to do with the slowdown of economic growth, as it turns out. Almost half of the surveyed investors expected that the economic situation in the coming months, and will continue to cool down, and only 12 per cent expecting an improvement. The Brexit-ups and downs are felt.
It is no surprise that investors also have high expectations of the stock market over the next few months. Fifteen per cent see the stock market in the next few months to increase, but 52 per cent see the stock before wiping out.
And a large majority anticipated that the period of low interest rates for at least three years and will continue to. The real estate in this way is currently the best investment.