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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how first-quarter earnings have influenced their outlook for stock prices. Nearly two out of five respondents (39%) said the quarterly profit reports had no or only a minimal impact on their outlook. Many of these...

Nearly one out of three individual investors expect stocks to rebound over the short-term as optimism rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, both neutral sentiment and pessimism pulled back. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

The term “fake news” has entrenched itself in our daily vernacular. Sadly, there was a time the only fake news I came across were stories sent to my by my sister from The Onion, a well-known news satire site. In the aftermath of the U.S presidential election, though,...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to a new 2017 low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, the percentage of individual investors describing their outlook as “neutral” is at a new high for the year. Bullish...

Many people do not see an estate plan as necessary, while others recognize the need to plan but have no idea whom to contact or how to begin. Estate planning encompasses much more than simply protecting one’s assets; it provides peace of mind that your assets will pass according...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what sectors or segments, if any, they think are excessively overvalued right now. Nearly one of out every three respondents (31%) said that technology (particularly the largest tech companies) is overvalued. Nearly...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is at a six-month high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back this week, while pessimism rose slightly. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

A Bloomberg article quoted a money manager as saying that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are “‘weapons of mass destruction’ that have distorted stock prices and created the potential for a market selloff.” According to the managers of the FPA Capital Fund (FPPTX),...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to share their thoughts about the NASDAQ recently rising above the 6,000 level for the first time. One out of four respondents (25%) described the achievement as meaningless or otherwise said that it does not alter...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at a three-month low according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment is higher while optimism is essentially unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...