AAII Home AAII Blog

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what one thing they would change about the environment if they had a magic wand. More than one out of three (35%) of respondents said politics, particularly the election, taxes (many want to see reform), regulation...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what factors are currently most influencing their six-month outlook for stocks. More than one out every four respondents (27%) mentioned the presidential election. (One member described it as “the craziest...

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...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what type of impact they perceive monetary policy to be having on the stock market. More than one out of three respondents (37%) said that the Federal Reserve is having a negative impact. Several (12% of all respondents)...

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...

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....

This month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what type of account they prefer to use for their cash. More than four out of 10 respondents (43%) said money market accounts or money market funds. Checking and savings accounts (both at banks and at credit...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Nearly three out of every 10 respondents (29%) described the rate of growth as slow (several said “slow, but steady”), very slow or sluggish....

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how they will know when the current downturn in stock prices has reached a bottom. Responses varied. The largest group, accounting for 29% of all respondents, said they’ll know either after a bottom has been set...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what industries or sectors they currently like. Nearly one-third of respondents (31%) said health care, including pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Technology was second, named by 18% of respondents. Slightly...