CI Market Dashboard Holds Steady Over Flat Week

Weekly Market Summary The U.S. stock market was relatively flat over this holiday-shortened week as gains in financials and a slight rebound in tech stocks were offset by losses in energy stocks as the price of oil continued to decline. Bank stocks have been on the rise over the last couple of weeks since the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Rebounds, Neutral Sentiment Stays High

Pessimism about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded to a six-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment stayed above 40%, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined by a mere 0.1 percentage points to 29.6%….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Highest Level of Neutral Sentiment in Nearly a Year

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook for stocks as neutral is at its highest level in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows pessimism at its lowest level since the first week of January. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 2.9 percentage…

 

Bears Advance in Market Dashboard as Health-Care & Tech Have Banner Week

Weekly Market Summary A strong week by health-care stocks boosted the major U.S. indexes even as energy continued its downward slide. Shares of pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms posted gains this week, following some encouraging data on drug development. Health-care companies joined the climb, including Thursday when Senate Republicans unveiled their plans to overhaul the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Declines to a 4-Month Low

A modest decrease in the percentage of individual investors who expect stock prices to decline sent pessimism to a four-month low. Bearish sentiment, however, remains close to its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Additionally, this week’s survey shows small increases in optimism and neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will…

 

Bulls Retreat During Mixed Week

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks struggled to find direction this week, with some of the major indexes moving in a tight range while still eking out new all-time highs. Meanwhile, technology suffered through its worst slump in several months and consumer staples companies were rocked at the end of the week by the surprising news…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Stays Above Average

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above its historical average for the seventh consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows less optimism than a week prior. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, pulled back by 3.2 percentage…

 

Bulls Continue to Recover in Mixed Market

Weekly Market Summary Two major news events failed to generate much response from the U.S. market this week: the Congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey and the Parliamentary election in the U.K. While Comey’s testimony didn’t paint the president in the most favorable light, there were no bombshell revelations that some were hoping…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds, But Stays Below Average

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 stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 8.5 percentage points to 35.4%. Even…

 

Bulls Recover But Sentiment Divided in Latest CI Market Dashboard

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 indexes are moving continued to be quite narrow. Some analysts point…