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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how important it is to them that the S&P 500 index set a new record high in the short term. Three out of five respondents (60%) say that it is not important. Many of these respondents describe themselves as being...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market dipped back below its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rebounded, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about Apple Inc. (AAPL) trading at a $1 trillion market capitalization. We received a variety of responses. Approximately 17% of respondents say “good for them” or something similar, while 8%...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, but not enough to rise above the historical average. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a further drop in neutral sentiment and a decline in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what their comfort level is with the current valuation of stocks. Slightly less than half of all respondents (49%) describe themselves as not being comfortable. Reasons are varied but include high valuations for...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market fell further in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment also declined as pessimism rose above 30%. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months,...

This month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members if they intentionally include stocks with different market capitalizations (large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap) in their portfolios. Slightly more than three out of five respondents (61%) say yes, they do. Many...

Individual investors’ allocations changed just slightly last month, according to the July AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Equity allocations decreased modestly, while fixed-income and cash allocations were marginally higher. Stock and stock fund allocations declined by 0.3 percentage...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their perception of the current state of the housing market. Nearly one out of three respondents (32%) describe housing as lacking enough inventory (especially for entry-level homes) or otherwise being too expensive....

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as “neutral” rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back, as did pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...