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Brendan Wood Shareholder Confidence Index – Update






Confidence Index = 66/100

Net Buyers of Equities = 69% of Investors

 Impending Investment Deterrents:

Increased Corporate Taxes = 35% of Investors

Prolonged Inflation = 33% of Investors


The Brendan Wood Index polls the buying intentions of 2000 portfolio managers running $50+ trillion worldwide equities and reports on a weekly basis.


Are you planning to be a net buyer in the near term 3 months? (Net buyer means own more $ in equities than you do today.)


Yes = 69% (66% October 3rd) (83% August 3rd) (66% September 2020) (95% April 2020)
No = 31% (34% October 3rd) (17% August 3rd) (34% September 2020) (5% April 2020)


 Planned Sector Gainers and Losers Next Quarter


*Based on investor demand for stocks in sector



Telecommunications Equipment


Financial Technology
Insurance – P&C





What Will Influence Investors’ Exposure to Equities?


  • Proposed US Corporate Income Tax Increase (to 28%)
    Greatly Increase = 0% (0% last week)
    Increase = 12% (14% last week)
    Neutral = 53% (59% last week)
    Decrease = 33% (25% last week)
    Greatly Decrease = 2% (2% last week)
  • Proposed US Personal Capital Gains Tax Increase (to 39.5%)
    Greatly Increase = 0% (0% last week)
    Increase = 8% (11% last week)
    Neutral = 69% (73% last week)
    Decrease = 21% (15% last week)
    Greatly Decrease = 2% (1% last week)
  • Proposed Major US Government Spending Increase
    Greatly Increase = 1% (2% last week)
    Increase = 50% (40% last week)
    Neutral = 39% (48% last week)
    Decrease = 10% (9% last week)
    Greatly Decrease = 0% (1% last week)
  • Increased/Prolonged Inflation
    Greatly Increase = 3% (6% last week)
    Increase = 32% (41% last week)
    Neutral = 32% (33% last week)
    Decrease = 32% (20% last week)
    Greatly Decrease = 1% (0% last week)


Impact on Big Ticket Investors’ Exposure to Equities Legend (Greatly Decrease (-10%+), Decrease (0% to -10%), Neutral (0%), Increase (0% to 10%), Greatly Increase (10%+)):

About Brendan Wood International:


Brendan Wood International (BWI), formed in 1970, is a private advisory group which originates performance investigation programs in the capital markets. Brendan Wood Partners debrief large institutional investors worldwide on a daily basis. There are 2000 investors in the investor panel collectively managing + $50 trillion invested in the 1400 companies on the BWI Index. Relying on its real time performance intelligence, BWI advises public companies, institutional and activist investors, investment banks and broker dealers on strategy, performance and recruitment of TopGun talent. The firm’s partners have formally presented at 1000+ C level strategy meetings and corporate off sites in fifty cities. Brendan Wood founded the exclusive TopGun Club, a performance based institution.

Posted October 27, 2021

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