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Forty Percent of Investors Positive on Health Care Stocks

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their current opinion of health care stocks. Two out of every five respondents (40%) expressed a positive opinion. Some respondents said health care stocks are currently attractive, while others pointed to their long-term prospects. Nearly a quarter of all respondents (24%) said they are currently uncertain or otherwise cautious about health care stocks. Some of these respondents directly mentioned the policy debates occurring in Washington, D.C. Almost 21% said they are negative on health care stocks. High valuations were listed by some, while others cited the current uncertainty.

Here is a sampling of the responses:

  • “Good if you are in it for the long run. There are so many of us old folks who will need medical care of some sort.”
  • “They will rise in the long term, but will be volatile in the short term.”
  • “Health care stocks will twist in the wind until Congress gets its act together on health care legislation.”
  • “They have run up in price too far, too fast.”
  • “Good now; need to see what Congress and the president will do.”

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