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Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rose to nearly 40%, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, optimism fell below 30%. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months,...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members to describe the impact that the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes are having on their asset allocation decisions. More than half of all respondents (57%) said that the rate hikes are either not affecting...

Equity allocations among individual investors rose to their highest level in nearly two years, while cash allocations fell to a two-year low. The March AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows slightly lower fixed-income allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 2.1 percentage...

The mission of AAII for nearly 40 years has been to help individual investors become better managers of their own assets. Our readers and members tend to be self-directed investors who do their own research and manage their own accounts. AAII Weekly Survey Question However, to get...

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...