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Since early November, U.S. stocks have been on an upward trajectory. Between the close on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and the close on Friday, July 21, the S&P 500 has seen a price gain of 15.6% (excluding dividends). Tech stocks have fared even better, as the Nasdaq Composite...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market fell to its second-lowest level of the year as optimism rebounded to a 11-week high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows neutral sentiment falling below 40% for the first time in four...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks awoke from their mid-Summer slumber this week. The Dow Jones industrial average hit multiple record highs this week and the S&P 500 hit another new all-time close, too. Meanwhile, tech stocks posted a strong week, too, as the Nasdaq Composite...

The proportion of individual investors describing their outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above 40% for a third consecutive week. This is the first such streak in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows small declines in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish...

Weekly Market Summary The U.S. stock market was relatively flat over this holiday-shortened week as gains in financials and a slight rebound in tech stocks were offset by losses in energy stocks as the price of oil continued to decline. Bank stocks have been on the rise over the...

Pessimism about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded to a six-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment stayed above 40%, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook for stocks as neutral is at its highest level in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows pessimism at its lowest level since the first week of January. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

A modest decrease in the percentage of individual investors who expect stock prices to decline sent pessimism to a four-month low. Bearish sentiment, however, remains close to its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Additionally, this week’s survey shows small...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above its historical average for the seventh consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows less optimism than a week prior. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

Weekly Market Summary Two major news events failed to generate much response from the U.S. market this week: the Congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey and the Parliamentary election in the U.K. While Comey’s testimony didn’t paint the president in the most...