Overwhelming Number of Individual Investors Think Federal Reserve Has Too Much Power

Last week’s AAII special question asked how much power individual investors feel the Federal Reserve has over boosting the U.S. economy and the stock market. In all, 439 members responded. Among those that addressed whether the Federal Reserve has too much or too little power (75 in all), an overwhelming percentage–97.3%–feel that the Fed has too…

 

Market Factors Making Bigger Impact on Outlook Than Fiscal Matters

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members if a market-related factor or if a fiscal policy-related matter has a greater impact on their six-month outlook for stocks. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (64%) said market-related factors, particularly citing monetary policy, earnings and valuations. Less than a third of respondents (31%) said that a fiscal…