Maybe it’s the heat.
But Rasmussen’s daily investor confidence index rose nine points Friday to 110.2 — its highest level since January 2008.
Investor confidence is up 13 points from last week and 17 points from a month ago.
Rasmussen’s measure of consumer confidence, meanwhile, reached a 2012 high of 93.1. The index is up nine points from a month ago.
30-eight per cent of consumers rated their finances as good or excellent, matching optimism levels of fall of 2008.
The poll was not all bullish.
Just 27% of consumers say their personal finances are getting better, while 47% say they are getting worse.
Investors are divided on the future of their finances: the percentage of respondents who said their finances were getting better matched the percentage who said they were worsening, at 37%.