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…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Dips Back Below Average

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market dipped back below its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rebounded, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined by a slight 0.2 percentage points to 36.2%. Optimism…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds, But Stays Below Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, but not enough to rise above the historical average. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a further drop in neutral sentiment and a decline in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 7.3…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Falls Further

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market fell further in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment also declined as pessimism rose above 30%. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 2.4 percentage points to 29.1%. This is a four-week low. The drop…

 

July AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Only Slight Changes

Individual investors’ allocations changed just slightly last month, according to the July AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Equity allocations decreased modestly, while fixed-income and cash allocations were marginally higher. Stock and stock fund allocations declined by 0.3 percentage points to 68.3%. Nonetheless, equity allocations remained above their historical average of 61.0% for the 64th consecutive month….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Stays Above 40%

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” stayed above 40% for a second consecutive week in the AAII Sentiment Survey. The latest results show a further decline in optimism and rise in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 3.1 percentage…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rebounds Strongly

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as “neutral” rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back, as did pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 8.4 percentage points to 34.7%. The drop puts optimism back below its historical…