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Optimism among individual investors is at its highest level in five months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism fell to a new low for the year, while neutral sentiment is modestly lower. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is above 30% for the first time since Thanksgiving, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism fell to its lowest level of 2016 as it continued to pull back from its recent highs. Neutral...

After nearly reaching a three-year high last week, the percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook as bearish pulled back in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Nonetheless, pessimism remains above average and optimism remains at unusually low levels. Bullish...

Neutral sentiment rebounded back above its historical average as pessimism continued to pull back from its recent high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism declined, continuing the streak of fewer than three out of 10 investors expecting gains in the stock market. Bullish...

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. The Wall Street machine acts as a huge distraction that creates noise and confusion in the markets—and in our own brain chemistry—that makes long-term investing more difficult. Guy Spier, manager...

This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Experience is the best teacher. How true! I have been a professional investment manager for 62 years, mainly at David L. Babson & Co., where I managed portfolios for all kinds of individual and institutional...

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. The Paycheck Strategy for Lifetime Investing is outside of the current investment paradigm of professional investment advisers, but we believe it can be the basis for a strategy to ensure a flow of...

One of the longest-running debates in finance centers on the most critical part of investing: allocation. Opinions vary on what asset classes to allocate to, how much should be put into each asset class and when adjustments should be made. Volumes have been written on the subject....

I decided recently to reread some of the investing books that helped shape my investment philosophy and see if they are still relevant for individual investors today. Peter Lynch’s 1989 book “One Up On Wall Street” offered investors wonderful insight into the mind of one of...

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlights these valuable AAII articles: Frontier Markets Offer Growth From a Very Diverse Set of Economies How Interest Rate Changes Affect the Price of Bonds Driving Emotions From Your Investment Process: A 12-Step Program A Look Inside Exchange-Traded...