If the perception of U.S. CEO confidence were to be ranked in classic album terms, Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same would have topped the charts at No. 1 for a 15-month run. But the latest YPO survey of CEOs indicates that business leaders in the United States are now humming out loud to the likes of Nina Simone's Feeling Good.
After stagnating within a tight 3-point range since mid-2012, the YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index shows a high level of optimism among U.S, executives, even amid potentially worrisome economic data published during the harsh winter months.
Confidence rose again in the April survey, to 63.7, making the United States the most optimistic region in the world for the first time since YPO began tracking CEO sentiment.