AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Pulls Back

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 4.3 percentage points to 29.3%. This is the 28th consecutive week and the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Rises to Second Highest Level of 2017

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 the next six months, fell 3.1 percentage points to 25.0%. Optimism was last lower…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Jumps

The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows pessimism among individual investors being at its fifth highest level of the year. The jump in pessimism occurred as optimism dropped. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 6.1 percentage points to 28.1%. Optimism was last lower on May 31, 2017 (26.9%). This…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Indicators Stay Close to Even

All three indicators in the AAII Sentiment Survey remained close to each other for the second consecutive week. Just 1.4 percentage points separate bullish and bearish sentiment, with neutral sentiment in between the two. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 0.5 percentage points to 34.2%. The…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rebounds Modestly

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook as “neutral” rebounded modestly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back, while pessimism rose slightly. This week’s changes brought the levels of all three indicators close together. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined by 2.4 percentage points…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Surges

Pessimism in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey surged to its highest level since mid-May, as neutral sentiment plunged to nearly a four-month low. Optimism rebounded modestly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 1.7 percentage points to 36.1%. Optimism was last higher on May 3, 2017 (38.1%)….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: 8-Month Low for Pessimism

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “bearish” is at its lowest level in eight months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows neutral sentiment rebounding back above 40% and optimism declining. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, pulled back by 1.0 percentage…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Second-Lowest Level of Pessimism for 2017

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market fell to its second-lowest level of the year as optimism rebounded to a 11-week high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows neutral sentiment falling below 40% for the first time in four weeks. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the…

 

Bears Retreat as U.S. Stocks Heat Up

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks awoke from their mid-Summer slumber this week. The Dow Jones industrial average hit multiple record highs this week and the S&P 500 hit another new all-time close, too. Meanwhile, tech stocks posted a strong week, too, as the Nasdaq Composite enjoyed its best week since December. Stocks received a boost…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Above 40% for Third Week

The proportion of individual investors describing their outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above 40% for a third consecutive week. This is the first such streak in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows small declines in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the…