SOURCE: Spectrem Group

May 30, 2012 08:00 ET

Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI(SM)) Drops for Second Consecutive Month

Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI(SM)) Drops 5 Points

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Spectrem Group announced today that its Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI(SM)) dropped 7 points in May to -5. The Index measures the investment confidence and outlook of households with $500,000 or more in net worth. This is the second consecutive month that the index posted a decline, a reflection of ongoing concern over whether the economic recovery is gaining traction.

The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI(SM)) dipped five points to 3, the biggest loss in almost a year.

"Affluent investors continued in May to remain on the sidelines," George H. Walper, Jr., President of Spectrem Group, observed. "The ongoing European Zone crisis and its impact on the global economy is the news story that is most affecting their economic outlook."

Additional insights from the indexes are available on Spectrem's Millionaire Corner website (www.millionairecorner.com). These include:

Index Historical Performance

January, 2012 February, 2012 March, 2012 April, 2012 May, 2012
Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index(SM) -8 -5 5 2 -5
Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index(SM) -2 4 10 8 3

Methodology

The Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI(SM)) is based on 250 monthly online interviews with the financial decision-makers in households with $500,000 or more in investable assets. The Index has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.2 percentage points. The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI(SM)) is based on a subset of the overall survey group.

About Spectrem Group
Spectrem Group is a strategic consulting firm specializing in the affluent and retirement markets, integrating proprietary research with expertise in building business, marketing and M&A strategies.

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