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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to share their thoughts about the current duration of the bull market, which will mark its ninth anniversary tomorrow. Responses varied. Slightly less than two out of five respondents (38%) believe the bull market...

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook for stocks as “neutral” rose to its highest level in nearly two years. At the same time, optimism is at its lowest level in more than six months according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment,...

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is where investors attempt to align their investment strategies with their social values. Another form of SRI—sustainable, responsible and impact investing—is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how the stock market’s record highs influenced their portfolio allocations. We posted the question just before February’s correction started and did not change it after the correction occurred. More than...

Cash allocations among individual investors rose to a four-month high last month. The February AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows declines in equity and bond allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations declined for a second consecutive month, falling 1.1 percentage points...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, this year’s increase in interest rates is influencing their sentiment toward stocks. Nearly three out of five respondents (58%) said the rising rates are not having any impact. Some of these respondents...

The proportion of individual investors describing their short-term outlook as neutral is at a seven-month high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in optimism and a slight rise in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

The last few weeks have offered an interesting ride for U.S. investors. The Dow Jones industrial average logged its two biggest single-day point drops. The Dow and S&P 500 index entered “correction” territory, both having fallen at least 10% (on an intraday basis)...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what portfolio action, if any, they took in response to the recent market correction. The majority of respondents (62%) said they didn’t make any change or only made a small change. Many of these respondents described...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level in three months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a decline in optimism and a small increase in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...