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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how second-quarter earnings have influenced their outlook for stock prices. Just under 38% of respondents said that the earnings reports have had a positive impact, or at least led them to be less negative. Approximately...

The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows pessimism among individual investors being at its fifth highest level of the year. The jump in pessimism occurred as optimism dropped. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 6.1 percentage...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of an impact international events and news are having on their outlook for the U.S. stock market. Slightly more than two of out five respondents (41%) said international events and news are having little...

All three indicators in the AAII Sentiment Survey remained close to each other for the second consecutive week. Just 1.4 percentage points separate bullish and bearish sentiment, with neutral sentiment in between the two. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how inflation is influencing their sentiment toward the stock market. Nearly 70% of all respondents said inflation was either having very little or no impact. Many of these respondents described inflation as low...

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook as “neutral” rebounded modestly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back, while pessimism rose slightly. This week’s changes brought the levels of all three indicators close together. Bullish...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how their sentiment toward the stock market is being influenced by the prospects for tax reform. The majority of respondents (56%) said it’s not influencing their sentiment. Many of these respondents clarified...

Pessimism in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey surged to its highest level since mid-May, as neutral sentiment plunged to nearly a four-month low. Optimism rebounded modestly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 1.7 percentage...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members whether they think they are overweighting or underweighting stocks relative to their age. Nearly three out of every five respondents (59%) said they are overweighting stocks. The higher returns realized by...

Last month, individual investors’ proportionate cash allocations were the smallest they’ve been in 17½ years. The July AAII Asset Allocation Survey also showed a small decline in equity holdings and a rebound in fixed-income holdings. Stock and stock fund allocations pulled...