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The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for the stock market as “neutral” is at a seven-month low. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows both optimism and pessimism rising above their respective historical averages. Bullish sentiment,...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “bullish” is back below its historical average, as it has been throughout most of this year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in neutral and bearish sentiment. Bullish...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices pulled back to its lowest level in a month. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both bullish and neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its lowest level in nearly six months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

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

Optimism declined slightly, while pessimism bounced back from a 17-month low last week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 1.2 percentage points to 40.1%. Optimism was higher last week (41.3%). Despite the slight decline, this...

Optimism surged to its third-highest level of the year in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, pessimism fell to a 17-month low. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, jumped 12.0 percentage points to 41.3%. Optimism...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices pulled back from its five-month high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a rebound in optimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term outlook for stocks is at its second-highest level of the year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows higher neutral sentiment and unusually low optimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

Those of you who regularly read my weekly commentary know that I attend conferences and other industry events. (So far this year, I’ve been to two conferences, one four-day seminar and various luncheons and I have even more upcoming events on my calendar.) The presentations are...