Launched in the fall of 2020, the CFO Confidence Index is a monthly pulse survey of U.S.-based CFOs on their perspective of the economy and how policies and current events are affecting their companies and strategies. Every month, StrategicCFO360 asks thousands of CFOs the same three questions regarding their confidence in the current business environment, their outlook for the economy 12 months from now, and their projections for their company’s revenue, profit, capex and cash/debt ratio for the year ahead. Supplementing those three questions are questions on current events, as they pertain to strategy and operations.

Participation in the poll is reserved exclusively for CFOs and finance executives, at companies across all sectors and sizes.

The survey fields mid-month and only remains open for 48 hours, thus making for a very timely assessment of sentiment. The data is compiled and analyzed to establish trends and calculate the Index’s weighted averages. The results are then released on StrategicCFO360.com, with exclusive comments and insights from hundreds of participating CFOs. Unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon by the respondent, all responses are kept confidential to allow participants to share their perspective in a respectful, truthful, unbiased and collegial setting.

For more information about the Index and the different research programs we run, please contact our Research team at research@ChiefExecutive.net.

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