Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have recently adjusted their stock investing strategy. More than one-third of respondents (35%) said they are focusing on large-cap, income producing and/or value-oriented stocks. Many of these...

SentimentSurvey

Neutral sentiment rebounded back above its historical average as pessimism continued to pull back from its recent high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism declined, continuing the streak of fewer than three out of 10 investors expecting gains in the stock market. Bullish...

Special Question

January’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what, if any, allocation changes they plan to make this year. Nearly one-third of all respondents (32%) said they either are not intending to make any changes or will rebalance their portfolios as necessary....

Asset Allocation

Last month, individual investors increased their cash allocations to the highest level and cut their equity allocations to the lowest level in two and a half years, according to the January AAII Asset Allocation Survey. At the same time, bond allocations rose to a one-year high. Stock...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members about their comfort level with the current valuation of stocks. Nearly one in three respondents (32%) said they view stocks as still being overvalued, somewhat high or are otherwise not comfortable with prevailing...

SentimentSurvey

Pessimism backed down from its nearly three-year high, but four out of 10 individual investors remain bearish in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism jumped, while neutral sentiment rose slightly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what impact the market’s weak start to 2016 has had on their six-month outlook for stock prices. More than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said this month’s decline in stock prices has had a negative impact....

SentimentSurvey

Pessimism about the short-term outlook for stocks moved closer to 50% in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism improved a little, while neutral sentiment plunged to a five-month low. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how concerned they are about the performance of the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ being driven by a relatively small number of stocks. About 40% of respondents said they are not concerned. Some said they are more focused...

SentimentSurvey

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to a nearly 11-year low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, pessimism rose to a nearly three-year high and neutral sentiment remained above its historical average. Bullish...