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Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at a four-week high, though continuing to remain below average, in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rose back above 40%, while optimism slipped. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what industries or sectors they like right now. Health care topped the list, named by 43% of all respondents. (Included in health care is biotech, which was specifically named by 11% of all respondents.) Technology...

SentimentSurvey

The further ascent by the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 index into record territory did not translate into higher optimism among individual investors. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows bullish sentiment—as well as neutral sentiment—declining, and bearish...

SentimentSurvey

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is at a level not seen in over four months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Meanwhile, neutral sentiment and bearish sentiment both declined. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock...

SentimentSurvey

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is near a three-month high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism pulled back for a third consecutive week, while neutral sentiment rebounded. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

SentimentSurvey

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded to a four-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral and bearish sentiment both declined, but remain above their respective historical averages. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

brexit

Given the outcome of yesterday’s referendum, which calls for Great Britain to leave the European Union, the question is what’s next? The only honest answer right now is “we don’t know.” BBC News has a good article explaining the vote and the exit process. No country thus...

SentimentSurvey

The number of individual investors expecting stock prices to rise over the short term is at a four-week low, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rebounded strongly, while pessimism pulled back slightly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how oil prices are affecting their outlook for the stock market. Slightly more than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said oil prices were not having an impact or were only having a small impact. Some pointed to the...

SentimentSurvey

Pessimism among individual investors is at its highest level and neutral sentiment is at its lowest level since February, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism remains at an unusually low level. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...