One-Quarter of Investors Believe Brexit Will Adversely Affect Stocks in Europe or Globally

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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what impact Brexit is having on their outlook for the financial markets. A little less than half of all respondents (47%) say it is having little or no impact. An additional 5% don’t expect it to adversely affect U.S. stocks. Nearly 21% of respondents believe Brexit will adversely affect British and European stocks. An additional 5% think it will have a globally adverse impact, while 4% describe themselves as being more cautious. Approximately 6% of respondents are uncertain what the impact will be.

Here is a sampling of the responses:

  • “At present, there is very little impact.”
  • “Brexit will be a major negative for the U.K. and bad for the European Union.”
  • “Watching and worried but I suspect it will not affect the U.S. market as much as the European markets.”
  • “Uncertainty can only make the markets more volatile.”
  • “Maybe it should but it is not. Not certain what the impact might be.”

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