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Pessimism about the short-term direction of the stock market among individual investors is at its lowest level since mid-September. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a rebound in neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what their comfort level was with the current valuation level of stocks. More than two out of five respondents (42%) said they were uncomfortable. Many of these respondents described valuations as being “high,”...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rose to its second-highest level of the year in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise occurred as both neutral and bearish sentiment fell. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how the Federal Reserve’s decision to unwind its balance sheet is affecting their expectations for interest rates. Nearly 70% anticipate interest rates will rise, though the majority of these respondents...

Last month, cash allocations among individual investors fell to their lowest level since the summer. The October AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows a rebound in fixed-income allocations and a decline in equity allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations declined 0.7 percentage...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their perception of the housing market. Just over half of all respondents (51%) described housing as being overheated, becoming unaffordable or otherwise at risk of a decline. Many respondents pointed toward...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for the stock market as “neutral” is at a seven-month low. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows both optimism and pessimism rising above their respective historical averages. Bullish sentiment,...

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...