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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their thoughts about the record highs recently set by the Russell 2000 index. More than one out of three respondents (37%) view the new highs in a positive manner. Many of these respondents say the upward move...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook as “bullish” jumped by nearly six percentage points, setting a new four-month high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in pessimism and a small decline in neutral sentiment. Most of...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the changes (actual and anticipated) to trade policies are impacting their expectations of how U.S. stocks will perform. Slightly more than two of out five respondents (41%) say the changes will hurt stocks and/or...

The percentage of individual investors expressing optimism about the short-term outlook for stocks is at a 15-week high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a decline in neutral sentiment and a modest increase in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

May’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how the change in interest rates has influenced how much they allocate to cash. Slightly more than three out of five respondents (63%) say higher interest rates are having little to no influence. Some of these respondents...

Individual investors’ allocations to bonds fell to their lowest level in nearly a decade last month. The May AAII Asset Allocation Survey also showed a rebound in equity allocations and a decrease in cash allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 2.5 percentage points...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what influence first-quarter earnings are having on their outlook for stock prices. Nearly two out of five respondents (39%) describe earnings as having a positive impact on their expectations, particularly because...

The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows a decline in optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market. At the same time, both neutral and bearish sentiment are modestly higher. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members about the most important qualities or characteristics they look for in a stock. Topping the list is growth, cited by more than a third of all respondents (35%). Earnings growth and dividend growth are particularly...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stocks continues to rebound and is now at three-month high. Pessimism is also higher in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey, while neutral sentiment has fallen back into its typical range. Bullish sentiment, expectations...