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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...

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...

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...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stocks rebounded back to nearly 50% in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise occurred as optimism fell below 20% for the second time this year. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

Neutral sentiment rebounded back above its historical average as pessimism continued to pull back from its recent high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism declined, continuing the streak of fewer than three out of 10 investors expecting gains in the stock market. Bullish...

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. We’ve all heard that investors move and think like one big crowd, but there are really two crowds. The main herd, and the “anti-herd”—the main herd’s near mirror image. The media often call them...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what impact the market’s weak start to 2016 has had on their six-month outlook for stock prices. More than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said this month’s decline in stock prices has had a negative impact....

Pessimism about the short-term outlook for stocks moved closer to 50% in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism improved a little, while neutral sentiment plunged to a five-month low. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose...