The council—which represents 24 chief financial officers who collectively manage some $2 trillion in market capitalization—presented a picture of overall economic stability and sees signs that the U.S. remains on the right track.
But there was a slight dip in the results. Last time around, in July, 4 percent of the council felt that the economy was showing signs of strong improvement. That is now gone. A small blip, but it could prove important as the last two surveys showed economic optimism picking up steam.
Why the change in perspective? It could be due in part to the fact that the Federal Reserve has indicated it could wind-down its bond-buying program as early as September. That could have affected our CFO Council since they indicated that current Fed action and policy is the cause for the Dow's record levels this summer.
In our last survey, ahead of July's FOMC meeting, 80 percent of the CFO Council agreed that the Fed should maintain current policy.
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Perhaps their view of modest economic optimism has also been due in part to America's "jobless recovery"—that's what 67 percent of respondents chose when asked about the state of American job growth.
If the factors that ultimately weighed on the CFO Council sentiment this time around do not change it does beg the question: Will we see another dip in optimism when we release the results of our next CNBC Global CFO Council survey ahead of third quarter earnings?