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Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, but remained below average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment pulled back while bearish sentiment remained in its recent range. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...

Weekly Market Summary The holiday-shortened week started off rather muted but picked up steam as it progressed. U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday following the Memorial Day holiday, as financials and energy stocks pulled the broad indexes lower. However, the range in which the...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at an unusually low level for the second time in three weeks. At the same time, the latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows neutral sentiment being back above 40%. Pessimism is also higher this...

Nearly one out of three individual investors expect stocks to rebound over the short-term as optimism rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, both neutral sentiment and pessimism pulled back. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

Weekly Market Summary Political drama, corporate earnings and oil prices were the drivers of the U.S. stock market this week. Most of the attention was on Washington, D.C. and the Trump administration. After revelations that the President shared sensitive intelligence information...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to a new 2017 low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, the percentage of individual investors describing their outlook as “neutral” is at a new high for the year. Bullish...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks ended April higher, buoyed by strong corporate earnings. The week started off strongly in the wake of the results of the French presidential elections, which had the centrist candidate winning the first round. The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks posted healthy gains this week, boosted by a strong start to the U.S. earnings season. However, promises from President Trump for a “massive tax cut,” perhaps “bigger…than any tax cut ever” did not garner the same response it might have...

Weekly Market Summary Mixed economic data and geopolitics pushed and pulled the markets throughout the week. Weaker-than-expected car sales data kicked off a week that saw a strong report on private-sector hiring give way to a mixed March jobs report. In between was the release...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks limped across the finish line as the first quarter of 2017 ended. Growing uncertainty over whether the Trump administration will be able to implement the pro-business economic agenda it promised during the campaign sapped the momentum of the market....