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Members Weigh In on Stock Investing Strategies

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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have adjusted their stock investing strategies recently. Responses were very mixed. The largest group, 22% of all respondents, said that they have not made any change. Approximately 21% said that they’ve sold stocks and boosted their cash positions. Some of these respondents expressed concerns about the potential for a drop in stock prices or geopolitical turmoil. Nearly 11% are seeking yield, either via dividend-paying stocks or real estate investment trusts (REITs).  Almost 9% favor value, while 6% expressed a preference for large-cap stocks.

Here’s a sampling of the responses:

  • “No change. I don’t try to time the markets.”
  • “I’m focusing more on yield. It’s the proverbial ‘bird in the hand.’”
  • “Freeing up cash in anticipation of a pullback.”
  • “Large cap to be more conservative.”
  • “Value. It’s always a smart play.”

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

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