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Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to a very low level as the streak of below average readings was extended to a full year’s span. This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both neutral and bearish sentiment. Bullish...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is below 30% for the 10th consecutive week in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rebounded, while pessimism pulled back. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to an unusually low level, one not seen since last June. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows an increase in pessimism and a decrease in the percentage of investors describing their outlook...

Pessimism among individual investors about stock prices dropping rebounded in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise in bearish sentiment occurred as both bullish sentiment and neutral sentiment fell. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how much influence the election is having on their expectations for the stock market relative to other factors such as earnings growth, the economy, the Fed, valuations, international factors, etc. Just under half...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as neutral rose to a two-month high as pessimism plunged in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism, though still low, rebounded to a four-week high. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock...

The percentage of individual investors expecting stock prices to rise is down for a third consecutive week in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rose, while pessimism pulled back. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months,...

The percentage of individual investors expressing pessimism about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level since February. This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a slight increase in neutral sentiment and a further decline in optimism. Bullish...

Pessimism jumped to a three-month high as more than one out of three individual investors described their short-term outlook as “bearish” in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment fell to its lowest level since February. Bullish sentiment...

The proportion of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level in a month, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism rebounded, while pessimism fell. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock...