Charting the Course: Small Business Optimism Index Close to Highest Recorded Level

Small Business Optimism Index is near to the highest recorded level of 1981.

  • The Index indicates strong economic prospects
  • It coincides with high Consumer Confidence Index and CEO Confidence Index levels
  • During the 2017 Index


Why we Chart the Course? Charts speak a thousand words. They visually and concisely show economic, financial, and market trends. Charts help us build assumptions and conduct analyses for strategic decisions like exiting businesses, deploying capital, building investment portfolios, etc. In Charting The Course, we bring to your attention some of the charts we gather and analyze in our daily research and analyses of economy, business environment, investment and capital markets. We hope you find it of value.


Founded in 1994, Defoe Redmount is independent financial advisory and asset management firm working with entrepreneurs and smaller family offices, helping them grow businesses and wealth by offering financial strategy advisory, asset management, and private equity capital.