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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how they perceived the performance of the stocks they own or follow relative to the year-to-date returns of the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq composite. Responses were mixed. One-third of respondents (33%) say...

More than a third of individual investors described their outlook for stocks as bearish for the second consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a decrease in neutral sentiment and an increase in optimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

Most of this week’s responses were recorded before yesterday’s drop in the major indexes. This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they’ve recently adjusted their stock investing strategy. More than a third of all respondents (35%)...

The proportion of individual investors who anticipate a decline in stock prices is at a three-month high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism, conversely, fell sharply after having reached an eight-month high last week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion on the Federal Reserve’s ongoing course of raising interest rates. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) think the Fed is doing the right thing by raising rates. The overwhelming majority...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level in eight months according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Both neutral and bearish sentiment pulled back below their historical averages. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members if trade policy has affected their allocations. More than three-fifths of all respondents (63%) say trade policy has not altered how they allocate their portfolios. Several of these respondents say they expect...

Individual investors’ exposure to equities reached a four-month high last month. The September AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows declines in fixed-income and cash allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 1.4 percentage points to 69.9%. This is the highest level...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about the overall sentiment being reflected in the market among both institutional and individual investors. Responses were mixed. Almost 28% of respondents agree with the current level of optimism...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rose but remains below average. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows declines in neutral and bearish sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...