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A modest decrease in the percentage of individual investors who expect stock prices to decline sent pessimism to a four-month low. Bearish sentiment, however, remains close to its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Additionally, this week’s survey shows small...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about the low level of volatility that has existed so far this year. Responses were mixed. Nearly one out of four respondents (24%) find the ongoing calm market conditions surprising or are otherwise...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above its historical average for the seventh consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows less optimism than a week prior. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the record highs set by the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ this year have influenced their outlooks for the overall market. Slightly more than half of all respondents (51%) to the open-ended question described themselves...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, but remained below average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment pulled back while bearish sentiment remained in its recent range. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members if they are overweighting or underweighting stocks. Nearly 43% of respondents said they overweighting stocks. Many of these respondents cited the long-term performance of stocks, while others said they are...

Individual investors’ fixed-income allocations fell to a two-year low last month, according to the May AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Both equity and cash allocations rose. Stock and stock fund allocations rebounded by 2.1 percentage points to 67.4%. The rise puts equity allocations...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what factors are most influencing their six-month outlook for stocks. Slightly more than half of all respondents (51%) said politics. The overwhelming majority of these respondents specifically referenced President...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at an unusually low level for the second time in three weeks. At the same time, the latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows neutral sentiment being back above 40%. Pessimism is also higher this...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how first-quarter earnings have influenced their outlook for stock prices. Nearly two out of five respondents (39%) said the quarterly profit reports had no or only a minimal impact on their outlook. Many of these...