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Public-Company Auditors Earn Solid Confidence Ratings from Investors--While Their Confidence in Capital Markets also Remains Strong


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(OPEN):
74-PERCENT OF AMERICAN INVESTORS CURRENTLY HAVE BROAD CONFIDENCE IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL-MARKETS--WHILE 78-PERCENT HAVE CONFIDENCE IN ITS PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES.  WHAT'S MORE, 81-PERCENT BELIEVE THAT PUBLIC-COMPANY AUDITORS ARE TRULY EFFECTIVE, IN THEIR INVESTOR-PROTECTION ROLES.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE JUST-RELEASED "2018 'MAIN-STREET INVESTOR' SURVEY", FROM THE "CENTER FOR AUDIT-QUALITY"CINDY FORNELLI IS THE CENTER'S EXECUTIVE-DIRECTOR...

(FORNELLI):
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INVESTOR-CONFIDENCE IS A PILLAR OF HEALTHY CAPITAL-MARKETS.  AND, FOR THE RESPONDENTS IN OUR SURVEY WHO EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE IN U-S MARKETS, THE TOP REASONS WERE: THE STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY; THE PERFORMANCE OF THE STOCK-MARKET; CONFIDENCE IN THE [TRUMP-]ADMINISTRATION; AND A BELIEF IN OUR FREE-MARKET SYSTEM.  MEANWHILE, FOR THOSE WHO EXPRESSED A LACK OF CONFIDENCE, THE TOP REASONS WERE: A LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN THE ADMINISTRATION; A FEAR OF TRADE-WARS OR UNCERTAINTY AROUND TRADE-AGREEMENTS; AND A LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS."

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THE ONLINE SURVEY, OF 11-HUNDRED INVESTORS, WAS CONDUCTED IN AUGUST.  FOR THE FULL RESULTS, VISIT "THE-C-A-Q"-DOT-ORG.



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