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The proportion of individual investors describing their short-term outlook as neutral is at a seven-month high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in optimism and a slight rise in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what portfolio action, if any, they took in response to the recent market correction. The majority of respondents (62%) said they didn’t make any change or only made a small change. Many of these respondents described...

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

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members which factors are most influencing their six-month outlook for stock prices. The possibility of higher interest rates or the direction of interest rates in general topped the list, named by 18% of respondents. Earnings,...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded strongly and pessimism plunged in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The changes put bullish and bearish sentiment at a four-week high and low, respectively. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what industries or sectors they like right now. One-third of all respondents (33%) said financial companies and banks. Nearly as many (31%) said technology. Health care, pharmaceuticals and biotech were named by...

The percentage of individual investors expecting a decline in stock prices is at a three-month high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, optimism is at a two-month low. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what, if any, allocation changes they expect to make this year. Two out of five respondents (40%) said they do not expect to alter their allocations or will only make small changes. Nearly 19% of respondents...

Individual investors’ exposure to equities declined slightly, but stayed above 70% for a second consecutive month in January. The January AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows small increases in fixed income and cash allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations pulled back...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the market’s ongoing lack of volatility is affecting their sentiment toward stocks. The question was posted last Thursday and responses, which were mixed, were gathered through yesterday. More than a third...