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Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is at its lowest level in five months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Nonetheless, less than one in three individual investors are optimistic. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level of the year, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise occurred as optimism fell below 30% for the first time in six weeks and pessimism...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the recent rebound in stock prices that began in mid-February. There was no consensus. The largest group of respondents (22%) said that the rebound will not last. Several respondents in this...

The level of short-term pessimism among individual investors continues to pull back, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bearish sentiment is now down by a cumulative 25 percentage points since early February. However, optimism still remains below average and neutral...

Optimism among individual investors is at its highest level in five months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism fell to a new low for the year, while neutral sentiment is modestly lower. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. One of the biggest risks to investors’ net worth is the portfolio decisions they make. Failing to adhere to an appropriate long-term strategy has a significant damaging impact on wealth. Since wealth is...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as neutral is now at a two-month high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Meanwhile, pessimism continues to pull back from its recent high. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is above 30% for the first time since Thanksgiving, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism fell to its lowest level of 2016 as it continued to pull back from its recent highs. Neutral...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how they will know when the current downturn in stock prices has reached a bottom. Responses varied. The largest group, accounting for 29% of all respondents, said they’ll know either after a bottom has been set...

After nearly reaching a three-year high last week, the percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook as bearish pulled back in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Nonetheless, pessimism remains above average and optimism remains at unusually low levels. Bullish...