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Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI(R)) Gains 4 Points Despite Uncertainty

Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI(R)) Posts Similar Gain

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/26/12 -- Spectrem Group announced today that its Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI®) gained four points to -9, while the Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI®) also gained four points from the previous month to -2.

The Indexes measure the investment confidence and outlook of households with $500,000 or more in net worth.

"The gains in both Indexes come amidst continued uncertainty over the fiscal cliff, suggesting that this is an investor mindset course correction from last month, which saw a dramatic drop in confidence following the election," said George H. Walper, Jr., President of Spectrem Group. "The recent rally in the stock market seems to have offset other economic concerns. But it is worth nothing that, according to our survey of Affluent investors, the partisan political climate is considered to be the most serious threat to achieving their households' financial goals at this time."

The Spectrem Affluent Household Outlook, a survey of Affluent attitudes toward financial factors that impact their daily lives, remained in negative territory in December, but it improved to its highest reading since September. Millionaire confidence in such factors as household assets drove the overall gain.

Additional insights from the indexes are available on Spectrem's Millionaire Corner website (www.millionairecorner.com). These include:

Affluent Investor Confidence Rebounds in December

Index Historical Performance

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                           August,  September, October,  November, December,
                             2012      2012      2012      2012      2012
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Spectrem Affluent Investor
 Confidence Index®
                              -10       -8         -2       -13        -9
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Spectrem Millionaire
 Investor Confidence
 Index®                       -8        -1         2         -6        -2
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Methodology

The Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI ®) is based on 250 monthly online interviews with the financial decision-makers in households with $500,000 or more in investable assets. The Index has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.2 percentage points. The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI ®) is based on a subset of the overall survey group.

About Spectrem Group
Spectrem Group is a strategic consulting firm specializing in the affluent and retirement markets, integrating proprietary research with expertise in building business, marketing and M&A strategies.

About Spectrem's Millionaire Corner
Spectrem's Millionaire Corner website (www.millionairecorner.com) is a powerful source for up-to-the-minute news and information for investors and offers investors the ability to search for a financial advisor.

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