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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the market’s lack of volatility this year has affected their sentiment toward stocks. Respondents were split. Approximately 44% described themselves as being cautious or feeling nervous about a forthcoming...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “bullish” is back below its historical average, as it has been throughout most of this year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in neutral and bearish sentiment. Bullish...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion on the current yields that stocks are trading at. Slightly more than two out of five respondents (42%) view prevailing yields as being too low or believe companies should do more to raise their...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices pulled back to its lowest level in a month. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both bullish and neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to describe how their sentiment toward the stock market is being influenced by the prospects for tax reform. The majority of respondents (57%) said their sentiment is not being influenced. Many in this group either...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its lowest level in nearly six months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what would prompt them to increase their allocations to stocks. Nearly half of all respondents (44%) said a decline in stock prices and/or a pullback in valuations would prompt them to allocate more to stocks....

Equity allocations among individual investors rebounded to a three-month high last month, according to the September AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Fixed-income allocations fell and cash allocations declined modestly. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 1.9 percentage points to...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about last week’s decision to begin unwinding the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet. Two-thirds of respondents (67%) either approved of the decision, described it as being expected or view the...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level in nine weeks. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in optimism and an increase in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...