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Last week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the market’s relative lack of downward volatility this year (just one day with a decline of greater than 1% through March 22) has affected their sentiment toward stocks. Forty-three percent of respondents said...

Pessimism bounces back after two weeks of declining, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral and bullish sentiment declined compared to last week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 5.1 percentage...

Each year, AAII publishes its guides to the top mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. In conjunction with those guides, we also publish an analysis of the top-performing funds and ETFs over the last five years. For the last several years, health care has dominated all other sectors....

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the FOMC’s raising of interest rates has impacted their market outlook. Approximately 60% of respondents said that the rate hikes are having no or very little impact on their outlook and/or their portfolio...

Pessimism among individual investors is down for the second consecutive week, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment is now at its highest level since mid-February. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how fourth-quarter corporate earnings results have impacted their outlook for stock prices. Forty-three percent of investors said that it has no to little impact on their outlook for stock prices, or that they were...

Pessimism among individual investors fell from last week’s AAII Sentiment Survey, while bullish and neutral sentiment rose. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rose over the next six months, rose 1.2 percentage points, to 31.2%. Despite the slight increase,...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to share their thoughts about the current duration of the bull market, which is marking its eighth birthday today. More than half of all respondents (57%) believe the market is at risk of falling. Several of...

Pessimism among individual investors jumped to its highest level in more than year in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, the percentages of individual investors describing their six-month outlooks as “bullish” or “neutral” fell. Bullish sentiment,...

As investors, it’s hard to ignore the run the stock market has been on since November. Last week the Dow Jones industrial average pushed through the 21,000 mark only 24 trading days after clearing 20,000, tying the record for the quickest 1,000-point move from one millennium...