4 in 10 Surveyed Largely Unaffected by Oil Prices

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 recent stabilization in oil prices, while others…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Jumps to a Four-Month High

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 the next six months, declined 2.5 percentage points to 25.3%. This is the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds Strongly

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stocks rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise followed two consecutive weeks of extraordinarily low levels of bullish sentiment. At the same time, neutral sentiment plunged after having reached a 26-year high last week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over…

 

Over One in Four Members Favoring Health Care

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members which sectors or industries they like right now. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said that they currently favor the health care sector, particularly the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The second-most-favorable sector was a tie between the financial and energy sectors, which each garnered favorable mention from 10%…

 

Over One in Four Respondents See Stocks as Overvalued

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what their comfort level is with the current valuations of stocks. Slightly more than one out of four respondents (26%) view stock prices as being overvalued. An additional 22% said that they are either uncomfortable with current valuations or that stocks are somewhat overvalued. The lack…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: One in Three Investors Optimistic

For just the third time in the past 23 weeks, at least one in three individual investors say they are optimistic about the short-term direction of stock prices, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Meanwhile, neutral sentiment is above 40% for a sixth consecutive week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rises to New 2016 High

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” rose to a new high for the year. The rise occurred as optimism pulled back to an unusually low level. Pessimism rebounded, but remains below average. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 4.3 percentage…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Falls to a Five-Month Low

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is at its lowest level in five months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Nonetheless, less than one in three individual investors are optimistic. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 5.0 percentage points to…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Continues to Fall

The level of short-term pessimism among individual investors continues to pull back, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bearish sentiment is now down by a cumulative 25 percentage points since early February. However, optimism still remains below average and neutral sentiment is at an unusually high level. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rises to a 2016 High

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as neutral jumped to its highest level of the year, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism plunged, while pessimism rose for the first time in five weeks. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell…