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…

 

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…