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Crisis Sentiment Index Worst Since March 2009, Fear at Highest Level Since Survey Began

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:04:21 GMT

The Crisis Sentiment Index is a quarterly assessment of the status of the financial crisis by board members, Chief Risk Officers and other C-level executives in companies around the world.

The analysis has proven quite prescient in the past.

Quick snapshot of this quarter’s results:

• The CSI for September 2011 has plunged 14 points to a reading of 23, the lowest reading since March of 2009
• CSI-Fear, the subindex that measures panic among professionals and the public has deteriorated by 21 points to a reading of 12, five points below the worst reading since we began the survey in September of 2008
• CSI-Banking has fallen 17 points to 19, the worst reading since March of 2009
• CSI-Hedge Funds has fallen 13 points to 17, also the worst reading since March of 2009
• CSI-Money Markets has fallen 15 points to 29, the worst reading since February of 2009
• CSI-Credit fell only 3 points to a reading of 51

The full report can be downloaded here and all past reports are available on the CSI home page.

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