AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds Above Historical Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, rising above its historical average. This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also showed lower neutral sentiment and lower pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 15.2 percentage points to 43.1%. Optimism was last higher on…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Now Is Unusually Low

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market decreased further, falling to a three-month low. This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also showed higher neutral sentiment and lower pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 0.6 percentage points to 27.9%. Optimism was last lower…

 

June AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Fixed Income Bounces Back

Individual investors’ fixed-income allocations rebounded last month after having previously fallen to their lowest level in nearly a decade. The June AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows declines in equities and cash. Stock and stock fund allocations fell 1.4 percentage points to 68.6%. Nonetheless, equity allocations remain above their historical average of 61.0% for the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Surges Above 40%

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is above 40% for just the second time this year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a large drop in optimism and a decrease in the percentage of investors describing their outlook as neutral. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Pulls Back, Stays Above Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market pulled back, but remains above its historical average (albeit barely so) in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Meanwhile, pessimism rebounded and neutral sentiment rose. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 6.1 percentage points to 38.7%….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Jumps

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook as “bullish” jumped by nearly six percentage points, setting a new four-month high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in pessimism and a small decline in neutral sentiment. Most of this week’s responses were recorded before yesterday’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting statement and updated committee members’ forecasts were…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Bounces to a 15-Week High

The percentage of individual investors expressing optimism about the short-term outlook for stocks is at a 15-week high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a decline in neutral sentiment and a modest increase in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 3.9 percentage points to 38.9%….

 

May AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Fixed-Income Allocations Lowest Since 2008

Individual investors’ allocations to bonds fell to their lowest level in nearly a decade last month. The May AAII Asset Allocation Survey also showed a rebound in equity allocations and a decrease in cash allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 2.5 percentage points to 70.0%. The rebound followed four consecutive monthly declines. Equity allocations…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Declines

The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows a decline in optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market. At the same time, both neutral and bearish sentiment are modestly higher. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined by 3.5 percentage points to 35.0%. The drop…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds to a Three-Month High

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stocks continues to rebound and is now at three-month high. Pessimism is also higher in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey, while neutral sentiment has fallen back into its typical range. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, extended its rebound…