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Investor confidence is on the rise, John Hancock says

Investor sentiment reached its highest level of the past three years during the first quarter of 2013, said Boston-based John Hancock, which has been maintaining a quarterly investor confidence index since 2011.

As concern over many national issues declined, the index posted a first-quarter reading of 24, up from a fourth-quarter 2012 reading of 18.

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