AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Jumps to a Three-Month High

The proportion of individual investors who anticipate a decline in stock prices is at a three-month high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism, conversely, fell sharply after having reached an eight-month high last week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 15.1 percentage points to 30.6%….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Jumps to an Eight-Month High

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level in eight months according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Both neutral and bearish sentiment pulled back below their historical averages. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, jumped 9.4 percentage points…

 

September AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Four-Month High for Exposure to Equities

Individual investors’ exposure to equities reached a four-month high last month. The September AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows declines in fixed-income and cash allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 1.4 percentage points to 69.9%. This is the highest level since May 2018 (70.0%). September was the 66th consecutive month with equity allocations above…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rises But Stays Below Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rose but remains below average. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows declines in neutral and bearish sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 4.2 percentage points to 36.2%. Even with the increase, optimism remains…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Expectations Largely Unchanged

Individual investors’ expectations for the short-term direction of the stock market are largely unchanged from a week ago. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows a slight increase in neutral sentiment and a slight decrease in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, held steady at 32.0%. The historical…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Drops to a Six-Week Low

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market fell to its lowest level in six weeks. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a strong rise in pessimism and a rebound in neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 10.1 percentage points…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism and Neutral Sentiment Decline

Optimism and neutral sentiment among individual investors fell slightly from last week, while pessimism increased according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 1.3 percentage points to 42.2%. The historical average is 38.5%. Neutral sentiment, expectations that stock prices will stay essentially…

 

August AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Stocks and Cash Allocations Increase

Individual investors’ fixed-income allocations declined compared to last month, according to the August AAII Asset Allocation Survey. While fixed-income allocations decreased, equity and cash allocations increased. Stock and stock fund allocations increased by 0.2 percentage points to 68.5%. While the overall stock allocation increased, it’s worth noting that stock fund allocations increased 0.9 percentage points,…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Highest Optimism/Lowest Pessimism Since June

Optimism among individual investors reached its highest level, while pessimism fell to its lowest level, since June in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. This week’s results also show a decline in neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 5.0 percentage points to 43.5%. Optimism was last…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds to a Six-Week High

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rose to a six-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment and pessimism both declined. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 2.3 percentage points to 38.5%. This is the first time optimism…