AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Rebounds

Pessimism among individual investors about stock prices dropping rebounded in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise in bearish sentiment occurred as both bullish sentiment and neutral sentiment fell. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 3.3 percentage points to 25.5%. The drop puts optimism below its historical…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rises to Two-Month High

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level in two months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, optimism is back below 30%. Pessimism is lower as well. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months,…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Falls to a Four-Week Low

The number of individual investors expecting stock prices to rise over the short term is at a four-week low, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rebounded strongly, while pessimism pulled back slightly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 3.4 percentage points to 22.0%. Optimism…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Jumps to a Four-Month High

Pessimism among individual investors is at its highest level and neutral sentiment is at its lowest level since February, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism remains at an unusually low level. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 2.5 percentage points to 25.3%. This is the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Fewest Bulls Since 2005

The percentage of individual investors optimistic about short-term gains occurring in the stock market is at its lowest level in 11 years. At the same time, the percentage of investors describing their outlook as neutral is at its highest level in 16 years, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock…

 

Rare to See Optimism Below 20% and Neutral Above 50%

A rare combination of readings was registered this week in our weekly sentiment survey: Bullish sentiment is below 20% and neutral sentiment is above 50%. Such a combination has only occurred five previous times since the AAII Sentiment Survey started in 1987. The table below shows these occurrences and how the S&P 500 fared following…

 

Stocks Have Gained When Bullish Sentiment Is Below 20%

Since the AAII Sentiment Survey started in 1987, a bullish sentiment reading below 20% has only been recorded 30 times. This week’s reading of 19.3% marked the third time this year optimism has been 20%. During the previous 27 occurrences, the S&P 500 has risen 26 times. (The sole exception was January 10, 2008.) The…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Jumps to New 2016 High

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level of the year, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise occurred as optimism fell below 30% for the first time in six weeks and pessimism rebounded. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rises to a Two-Month High

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as neutral is now at a two-month high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Meanwhile, pessimism continues to pull back from its recent high. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, edged up 0.8 percentage points…