AAII Sentiment Survey: 8-Month Low for Pessimism

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “bearish” is at its lowest level in eight months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows neutral sentiment rebounding back above 40% and optimism declining. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, pulled back by 1.0 percentage…

 

Members Weigh In on Stock Investing Strategies

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have adjusted their stock investing strategies recently. Responses were very mixed. The largest group, 22% of all respondents, said that they have not made any change. Approximately 21% said that they’ve sold stocks and boosted their cash positions. Some of these…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: More Than 1 Out of 3 Bearish

Pessimism jumped to a three-month high as more than one out of three individual investors described their short-term outlook as “bearish” in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment fell to its lowest level since February. Bullish sentiment is also lower. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the…

 

Members Buying Large-Cap Stocks or Staying Steady

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have recently adjusted their stock investing strategy. More than one-third of respondents (35%) said they are focusing on large-cap, income producing and/or value-oriented stocks. Many of these respondents specifically said that they are primarily seeking dividend-paying stocks. About 14% of respondents…

 

Small-Cap Stock Trends

Investing is not always easy. A great deal of evidence supports the notion that over the long term, stocks of smaller companies tend to have greater returns than those of larger companies. To realize those higher long-term gains, however, you have to be willing to expect some periods of underperformance. You also have to be…