AAII Home AAII Blog

We tabulate the results to this week’s Sentiment Survey special question yesterday. The question asked AAII members what their favorite Thanksgiving dish is. Turkey was the by far the most popular choice, picked by nearly one-third of all respondents (32%). Six of these respondents...

Now that both House and Senate Republicans have submitted competing tax reform bills, they have to hammer out a compromise bill for President Trump to sign. This is no small task, so the prospects for meaningful tax reform, at this point, seem in jeopardy. Since November 8, 2016,...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of bitcoin and related digital currencies and blockchain technologies. More than half of all respondents (55%) have a negative view. Many say they avoid crypto-currencies, while others used the...

Pessimism among individual investors jumped to a two-month high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment also rose, while optimism fell. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 15.8 percentage points to 29.3%. Optimism...

By all accounts, the global economy is humming along. This, in turn, is good for global stock markets. However, economies are cyclical and eventually they slide into recession. In a recent essay, Robert S. Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, outlined several...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how confident they are in their expectations for the direction of stock prices over the next six months. We received a wide range of answers. Slightly more than one out of five respondents (21%) to the special question...

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...

After weeks of speculation, Congressional Republicans unveiled their tax reform legislation late last week. Among the items it didn’t include was a cut to contribution limits to 401(k) retirement plans, a move lawmakers were reportedly considering to help balance the tax...

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...