Jan. State Street Investor Confidence Index: 104.5, up 0.2 from previous 104.3. North America...

|By:, SA News Editor
Jan. State Street Investor Confidence Index: 104.5, up 0.2 from previous 104.3. North America confidence at 107.9 while Europe is at 98.9; the difference "reflects some of the underlying fundamentals ... While there have been some mildly positive data surprises in Europe, there is continued concern about the way forward in addressing the fiscal difficulties of a number of the periphery economies."