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Members Moving Into Stocks or Standing Pat

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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have adjusted their investing strategy recently. More than half of all respondents (55%) said they are focusing on or have shifted more into stocks, particularly value and dividend-paying stocks. Slightly more than 27% of respondents say they have not changed their strategy. Nearly 12% said they are increasing their cash allocation. About 8% said they are taking a more conservative approach. Some respondents listed more than one than one asset class or investing style.

Here is sampling of the responses:

  • “Recently changed focus to value and dividend-paying stocks.”
  • “Moving toward higher-yield value stocks, but with a healthy emphasis on small-cap growth.”
  • “Holding more cash than usual. Waiting for a buying opportunity.”
  • “Have not changed. See no reason to.”
  • “Moved more to cash. P/E ratios are about as high as I can stand.”

Want to weigh in? Take the survey yourself and see results online at http://www.aaii.com/sentimentsurvey.

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