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…

 

Steps to Take When Your Stock’s Price Falls

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Stocks With Attractive Accrual Ratios While most investors focus on earnings to measure profitability and company success, it can be insightful to see whether cash flow generation corresponds with earnings. Earnings are calculated under the principles of accrual accounting, while cash flow measures the…

 

Earnings Have Minimal Effect on 43% of Polled Investors

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how fourth-quarter corporate earnings results have impacted their outlook for stock prices. Forty-three percent of investors said that it has no to little impact on their outlook for stock prices, or that they were focused on other economic factors rather than corporate earnings. Thirty-one percent of…

 

Q3 Earnings Have Modest to No Impact on Investors’ Outlook

Last week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how third-quarter earnings have impacted their market outlook. Responses were very mixed. The largest group of respondents (28%) said that third-quarter earnings did not have any impact or had little impact on their market outlook. Many of these respondents said the election’s outcome was more influential….

 

Over 4 in 10 Surveyed Investors Unaffected by Quarterly Profits

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how second-quarter earnings have influenced their outlook for stock prices. More than four out of 10 respondents (41%) said that quarterly corporate profits have not altered their outlook. Reasons were mixed, though some said the presidential election is having more influence, while others said short-term results…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Rises to a Two-Month High

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is at a two-month high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism fell to back below 30%, while neutral sentiment rebounded modestly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 6.1 percentage points to 29.4%. Optimism was last…

 

Over One in Four Surveyed Unaffected by Quarterly Earnings

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how first-quarter earnings have influenced their outlook for stock prices. Slightly more than one out of four respondents (27%) said that quarterly results have not altered their outlook. Many said they don’t alter their expectations based on quarterly results, while several others pointed to other factors…