More Than 40% of Surveyed Investors Unaffected by Rate Hike

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what impact the possibility of additional rate hikes occurring in 2017 has on their market outlook. Slightly more than two out of five respondents (42%) say that the prospect of future rate hikes either doesn’t impact their outlook or only has a minor influence. Many of…

 

Post-Election Stock Price Rise Gives Investors Mixed Feelings

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about the post-election rise in stock prices. Responses were mixed. The largest group, nearly 38% of all respondents, think prices are rising on expectation of the changes President-elect Donald Trump will bring. The easing of business regulations and lower taxes were specifically mentioned….

 

Consumers Doing Better This Year, Say Nearly Half of Surveyed Investors

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the average consumer is fairing relative to a year ago. Approximately 45% view the average consumer as faring better or somewhat better than a year ago. A better job market, low inflation and economic growth were the primary reasons why. Slightly more than 20% think…

 

Q3 Earnings Have Modest to No Impact on Investors’ Outlook

Last week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how third-quarter earnings have impacted their market outlook. Responses were very mixed. The largest group of respondents (28%) said that third-quarter earnings did not have any impact or had little impact on their market outlook. Many of these respondents said the election’s outcome was more influential….

 

Over 1 in 4 Surveyed Investors Neutral to Uncertain on Trump’s Impact

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what factors are most influencing their six-month outlook for stocks now that the elections are over. Not surprisingly, many said president-elect Donald Trump. Slightly more than one out of every four respondents described themselves as being uncertain about the impact his presidency will have or did…

 

Rate Hike Possibility Not Affecting Surveyed Investors

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the possibility of a December rate hike by the Federal Reserve is impacting their sentiment towards stocks. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents said that a rate hike will have no or only very little change on their sentiment and/or portfolios. Many of these respondents view…

 

Surveyed Members Mixed on Current Dividend Yields

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the dividend yields that stocks currently trade at. Responses varied. The largest group of respondents (23%) described dividends as currently being too low. Several said that the low dividends indicate high valuations for stocks. Slightly more than 12% felt that dividend yields…

 

AAII Members React to Sluggish Stock Prices

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the inability of stocks to retest or rise above their summer highs is influencing their outlook. Nearly one out four respondents (24%) said that the price action has caused them to be pessimistic or cautious. Conversely, a similar number of respondents said that their outlook…