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Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market fell to its second-lowest level of the year as optimism rebounded to a 11-week high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows neutral sentiment falling below 40% for the first time in four...

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. The majority of responses fell into one of two groups. The first group, accounting for...

The proportion of individual investors describing their outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above 40% for a third consecutive week. This is the first such streak in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows small declines in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the stock market’s performance during the first half of this year compares to what their expectations were in January. Seven out of 10 respondents (70%) said the returns were better than they expected. Slightly...

Pessimism about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded to a six-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment stayed above 40%, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what determines how much they allocate to cash. More than three out five respondents (62%) said projected needs [required minimum distributions (RMDs), living expenses, emergencies, etc.] and/or future investment...

Equity allocations among individual investors rose to their highest level in more than a decade last month. The June AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows fixed-income holdings at a multi-year low. Stock and stock fund allocations rose by 1.4 percentage points to 68.8%. This is...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their current opinion of health care stocks. Two out of every five respondents (40%) expressed a positive opinion. Some respondents said health care stocks are currently attractive, while others pointed to their...

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook for stocks as neutral is at its highest level in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows pessimism at its lowest level since the first week of January. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how this year’s rate hikes and the Federal Reserve’s intention to further tighten monetary policy are impacting their market outlook. Slightly more than half of all respondents (51%) said the hikes are either...