The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 3.2 points from the previous month to 45.6 in August 2020, remaining close to June's two-and-a-half-year high, as markets maintained an optimistic outlook for the next half-year. The assessment of the economic situation in Switzerland, however, has slightly worsened by 4.9 points to -45.6 due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. "In a special poll on the coronavirus crisis, the analysts expect a U-shaped recovery, but are not concerned about a second lockdown or rising sovereign debt.", Credit Suisse added in its statement.

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland averaged -6.31 from 2006 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 65 in October of 2009 and a record low of -91.10 in October of 2008. This page provides - Switzerland Zew Economic Sentiment Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Credit Suisse & CFA Society Switzerland

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland is expected to be 32.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland to stand at 16.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index is projected to trend around 14.00 in 2021 and 7.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
45.60 42.40 65.00 -91.10 2006 - 2020 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-27 08:00 AM May 31.3 12.7 25
2020-06-24 08:00 AM Jun 48.7 31.3 37
2020-07-29 08:00 AM Jul 42.4 48.7 47.5
2020-08-26 08:00 AM Aug 45.6 42.4 51
2020-09-30 08:00 AM Sep 45.6 40.2
2020-10-30 09:00 AM Oct
2020-11-30 09:00 AM Nov
2020-12-30 09:00 AM Dec 15


News Stream
Swiss Investor Morale Improves in August
The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 3.2 points from the previous month to 45.6 in August 2020, remaining close to June's two-and-a-half-year high, as markets maintained an optimistic outlook for the next half-year. The assessment of the economic situation in Switzerland, however, has slightly worsened by 4.9 points to -45.6 due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. "In a special poll on the coronavirus crisis, the analysts expect a U-shaped recovery, but are not concerned about a second lockdown or rising sovereign debt.", Credit Suisse added in its statement.
2020-08-26
Switzerland Investor Morale Retreats in July
The Swiss investor sentiment index fell to 42.4 in July of 2020 from 48.7 in June which was the highest level since December of 2017, suggesting markets are casting some doubts on the economic recovery in the next six months. Meanwhile, the gauge measuring current conditions worsened to -40.7 from -46.2 in June.
2020-07-29
Switzerland Investor Morale Highest since 2017
The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 17.4 points from the previous month to 48.7 in June of 2020, its highest level since December of 2017, suggesting markets are seeing an economic recovery in the next six months. Meanwhile, the gauge measuring current conditions increased to -46.2 from -55.2 in May.
2020-06-24
Swiss Investor Morale Improves to 2-Year High
The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 18.6 points from the previous month to 31.3 in May 2020, its highest level since January 2018, suggesting markets are seeing an economic recovery in the next six months. Meanwhile, the gauge measuring current conditions fell to -55.2 from -53.2 in April.
2020-05-27

Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index
In Switzerland, the CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about the expected economic developments over the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts expect the economy to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality.