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…

 

Surveyed Members Ambivalent on Housing Market

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members about their perception of the current state of the housing market. The two largest groups of respondents were nearly evenly split, and opinions overall were mixed. Nearly 27% of described the housing market as either being overvalued, weak or otherwise at risk of weakening. About 25%…

 

Tech, Dividends & Utilities Seen as Overvalued

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what sectors, if any, they think are overvalued right now. Technology (10% of respondents), dividend payers (9%) and utilities (8%) were the most-listed sectors and segments. (Some respondents listed more than one sector.) Nearly 15% of respondents said that either all or most sectors are currently…

 

Almost Half of Polled Investors Aren’t Letting Election Impact Stock Outlook

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how much influence the election is having on their expectations for the stock market relative to other factors such as earnings growth, the economy, the Fed, valuations, international factors, etc. Just under half of all respondents (49%) said that the election is either having just a…

 

Over Half of Polled Investors Still Preferring Stocks

This week’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what asset class (or classes) they would invest in today if given $50,000. Slightly more than half of all respondents (51%) said stocks. Dividend-paying stocks were particularly mentioned for their quarterly cash distributions. Growth and technology stocks were also favored. A few respondents said that…

 

Over 4 in 10 Respondents Dissatisfied With Federal Reserve Communications

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about how clearly the Federal Reserve is communicating its monetary policy intentions. More than four out of every 10 respondents (44%) are not satisfied with the Fed’s communication about monetary policy. These respondents described it as being unclear, poor, inconsistent or needing improvement. …

 

Almost Half of Surveyed Members Unaffected by Oil Prices

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, oil prices are affecting their outlook for the stock market in general. Just under half of all respondents (46%) said oil prices are not influencing their outlook for stocks. Some said the presidential election is having a greater impact on their sentiment….

 

Members Weigh in on NASDAQ High, With Mixed Opinions

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about the NASDAQ setting a record high record high last week. Responses were mixed. About 21% thought the new record high was a positive event. Another 5% said the record high was expected to eventually occur. On the other side of the spectrum,…

 

2 in 3 Surveyed Investors Unaffected by International Events

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of an impact international events are having on their outlook for the U.S. stock market. Nearly two out of three respondents (62%) said that international events are having no or very little impact on their outlook for U.S. stocks. Nearly 18% said that international…

 

4 in 10 Surveyed Investors’ Allocations Unaffected by Economy

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how the current economic environment is effecting their portfolio allocation decisions. More than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said the economy was not influencing their allocation decisions or indicated that they have not otherwise altered their allocations. Many of these respondents described themselves as…