AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Surges to a 5½-Year High

Pessimism among individual investors jumped to its highest level in more than five and a half years in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism plunged, and neutral sentiment declined. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 17.0 percentage points to 20.9%. Optimism was last lower on May 25,…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Reverts Back to Average

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market pulled back to its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism and neutral sentiment both rose. As discussed below, timing played a role. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 4.1 percentage points to…

 

November AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Cash Exposure Rises to a 33-Month High

Individual investors’ exposure to cash rose to its highest level in nearly three years last month. The November AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows an increase in fixed-income exposure and a drop in equity allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations fell 4.9 percentage points to 64.6%. Equity allocations were last lower in July 2016 (64.1%)….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Pulls Back, But Still High

Pessimism among individual investors pulled back from a 33-month high but remains well above average. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a rebound in optimism and a decline in neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 8.6 percentage points to 33.9%. The increase was not…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Extends Streak of Above-Average Readings

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rose, extending its streak of above-average readings. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in optimism and higher neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, pulled back by 6.2 percentage points to 35.1%….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds Back Above Historical Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is above average for just the second time in nine weeks. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows slightly lower neutral sentiment and pessimism holding above its historical average despite a decline. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds Strongly, Stays Below Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded strongly but continues to stay below average. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows drops in neutral and bearish sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, jumped by 10.0 percentage points to 37.9%. Bullish sentiment was…

 

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

Pessimism about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level in six months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows optimism among individual investors falling to an unusually low level. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 6.0 percentage points to 28.0%. Bullish sentiment…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: More Than a Third of Individual Investors Stay Bearish

More than a third of individual investors described their outlook for stocks as bearish for the second consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a decrease in neutral sentiment and an increase in optimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 3.3 percentage points to…