AAII Survey: Few Investors Changing Their Portfolios In the Face of Brewing U.S.-China Trade War

For the last several weeks, the on-again, off-again threat of trade war with China has been pushing and pulling the market. In the latest development, earlier this week President Donald Trump says he is “ready” to place tariffs on every Chinese good imported to the U.S. Speaking with CNBC Friday morning, Trump said “I’m ready to go…

 

AAII Survey: Which Geographic Regions Hold the Greatest Investment Risk?

Geographical diversification is the practice of diversifying an investment portfolio across different geographic regions in order to reduce the overall risk and improve returns. There is a good amount of debate about the importance of investing in different regions of the world instead of investing on in U.S. companies or just North America. Investing in…

 

China Having Little Impact on Investor Sentiment

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of an impact news and data about China is having on their outlook for the U.S. stock market. Almost two-thirds of respondents (64%) said that China is having either no impact or just a small impact. Among the reasons given were a mistrust of…

 

A Few Observations on Today’s Market Decline

The stock market has gotten off to a bad start this year, and to say Mr. Market is in a rotten mood today may be an understatement. Uncertainty about the Chinese economy and falling oil prices are to blame. For all the growth China has experienced, its economy and its stock market is still relatively…

 

Chinese Economy Has Variable Impact on Investor Attitudes

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members why or why not the Chinese economy and stock indexes are impacting their six-month outlook for U.S. stocks. There was no consensus response. The largest group, 15% of responses, said that China’s problems are adversely effecting global economic growth and commodity prices. Slightly more than 13%…