AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Slips Despite New Record Highs

The further ascent by the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 index into record territory did not translate into higher optimism among individual investors. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows bullish sentiment—as well as neutral sentiment—declining, and bearish sentiment rising. The changes were modest, however. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise…

 

Nearly Half of Surveyed Members Don’t Think Record Highs Matter

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members why it does or not matter if the major U.S. stock indexes rise above their record highs in the near term. Almost half of respondents (49%) said it does not matter. Many of these members said they invest for the long term and/or are more focused…