Subscribe to Global Pulse updates.
Last Updated: 4 February 2014 | Next Update: May 2014



The only CEO economic sentiment indicator to span the globe on a quarterly basis.

YPO Global Pulse offers unique insights into the global economy from YPO’s network of 20,000 CEOs in more than 120 countries, representing a broad range of business sizes and sectors. A third of YPO members are entrepreneurs, a third run family businesses, and the rest are professional (hired) executives.

Each quarter, YPO members provide their perspectives on the overall economic climate as well as changes and expected changes in sales, employee counts and fixed investment. Here you can see their views, read select media coverage on the YPO Global Pulse and more.


With central banks in Europe, Asia and the United States indicating intentions to keep interest rates low throughout 2014 and beyond, a rising tide of optimism has buoyed business confidence around the world. Globally, confidence rose 2.6 points in the fourth quarter to 63.0, its highest level since April 2012.

Overall economic confidence of the survey participants on a scale of 0-100, with 50 being neutral
Level of confidence of the survey participants that sales will increase over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
Level of confidence of the survey participants that their total number of employees will increase over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
Level of confidence of the survey participants that they will increase capital spending over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
Date Range Selector:
Using your cursor, slide the frame or pull on its sides to select the time frame to display.
All Index
YPO Global Pulse Report 4Q13

For more information about the YPO Global Pulse, contact

Learn more by clicking on the following links:

Results from data for future quarters will be announced in May 2014, August 2014 and November 2014.

Terms of Use - Ownership and Use of Materials All information, data, and text contained on the site (collectively, “Materials”) are owned, controlled or licensed by or to Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc., and are protected by copyright and various other intellectual property rights. Except as expressly provided herein, you may not copy, republish, distribute, prepare derivative works, modify, or otherwise use the Materials. With respect to the Materials related to the YPO Global Pulse, Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc. grants you a limited, revocable license to republish unaltered Global Pulse Materials provided that you provide attribution to Young Presidents’ Organization and include the following notice with your republication: © Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc. You may not alter, sell, or rent any Global Pulse Materials.

Disclaimer – Nothing in these Materials constitutes investment, account, legal, regulatory, tax or other advice.