AAII Survey: Has Investor Sentiment Changed Following the Midterm Elections?

For better or for worse, the 2018 midterm elections are behind us. Even though there are recounts still taking place around the country, we know that the Democrats have regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives while the Republics have retained control of the Senate (and occupy the White House). The markets seemingly latched…

 

Mixed Opinions on the Recent Rebound

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the recent rebound in stock prices that began in mid-February. There was no consensus. The largest group of respondents (22%) said that the rebound will not last. Several respondents in this group described the rebound as a temporary occurrence or a bear…

 

More Than 1 of 4 Respondents Say Oil Prices Not Impacting Market Outlook

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, oil prices are impacting their outlook for the stock market in general. Responses were varied. Slightly more than one out of four respondents (27%) said oil prices were not impacting their outlook for the stock market. Approximately 20% view oil and stock…

 

One in Three Respondents Unaffected by Q4 Earnings

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how fourth-quarter earnings have influenced their outlook for stock prices. One out of three respondents said fourth-quarter earnings did not influence or have only had a minor influence on their outlook for stocks. Many of these respondents said they are more focused on other factors, while…