Readers Worry About Political Risk Affecting U.S. Markets, But Not Acting On It

No matter your political affiliation, the goings-on in Washington, D.C., has had an impact on investors over the last several months. Post-election, U.S. stocks rose strongly in the hopes of increased infrastructure spending, lower taxes and reduced regulations. Eventually, though, the market looked for policy implementation and was disappointed by the initially failed repeal of…

 

Investors Weigh in on How New President Affects Their Investment

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what investment changes they are making in reaction to the new presidential administration. Most respondents can be categorized as belonging to one of three distinct groups. Nearly 31% do not intend to make any change, with some saying that they follow a long-term approach and others…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Rises To A Four-Week High

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 that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 4.2 percentage points…

 

Health Care & Tech Favored Among Surveyed Members

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 ranked second, listed by 30% of respondents. About 16% said financial…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Slips Despite New Record Highs

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 sentiment rising. The changes were modest, however. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rises to Nearly 37%

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 prices will rise over the next six months, jumped 5.8 percentage points to 36.9%….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Nears a Three-Month High

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 will rise over the next six months, rose 2.1 percentage points to 31.1%. Optimism was…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds to a 4-Week High

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 that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 6.9 percentage points to 28.9%….

 

What Investors Should Do In Reaction to 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 far has left the European Union. Greenland previously…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Falls to a Four-Week Low

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 will rise over the next six months, fell 3.4 percentage points to 22.0%. Optimism…