International investors are the most upbeat about the global economy than at any time in almost five years

International investors are the most upbeat about the global economy than at any time in almost five years. 59 percent of Bloomberg subscribers surveyed last week said the economic outlook is improving largely buoyed by the U.S. -led revival of industrial nations. The result is up from 33 percent in November and marks the most optimistic result since the poll began in July 2009. Strength in the richest economies was cited as the main reason for confidence by almost two-thirds of the 66 percent who said they were more positive than a year ago. While the Standard & Poor's 500 Index has already risen about 24 percent in the past year, more than half of respondents identified stocks as the asset of choice for 2014 as concern about asset bubbles eased. The survey also covered the most attractive regions and assets classes for investors. Here is the graphic (VIEW LINK)


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