COMPAS Poll/Survey

Canada’s economy may be bottoming out, according to the CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS business panel (table 2.1). Pessimism on the panel is at a very low level (table 2.1). (Please see complete poll)

In keeping with this general view of the economy, panelists tend to favour investment new money now. The proportion advocating the assignment of new money to stock market investments is higher than three years ago (table 2.2). (Please see complete poll) There is a hint of increased doubt with respect to the value of investing in government bonds (table 2.3) (Please see complete poll), especially perhaps because of inflation fears. There are no major changes in the countries where panelists recommend investing except perhaps for a hint of increased confidence in Brazil as a place to invest (table 2.4) (Please see complete poll).

These are the key findings from this past week’s Internet survey of CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS panel. The weekly business survey is undertaken for Canadian Business magazine.

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