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The proportion of individual investors describing their outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above 40% for a third consecutive week. This is the first such streak in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows small declines in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish...

Pessimism about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded to a six-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment stayed above 40%, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook for stocks as neutral is at its highest level in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows pessimism at its lowest level since the first week of January. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

A modest decrease in the percentage of individual investors who expect stock prices to decline sent pessimism to a four-month low. Bearish sentiment, however, remains close to its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Additionally, this week’s survey shows small...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above its historical average for the seventh consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows less optimism than a week prior. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, but remained below average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment pulled back while bearish sentiment remained in its recent range. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at an unusually low level for the second time in three weeks. At the same time, the latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows neutral sentiment being back above 40%. Pessimism is also higher this...

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to a new 2017 low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, the percentage of individual investors describing their outlook as “neutral” is at a new high for the year. Bullish...

Factor investing came to the forefront in 1992 with Eugene Fama and Kenneth French’s paper “The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns.” A factor is a characteristic or set of characteristics common to a broad set of securities that both explains performance and...

The March 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.   Feature Article: The Top Mutual Funds Over Five Years: Health Care’s Dominance Is Weakening Four of the 10-best performing funds are from the health care category, but this number is down from seven last year. In This...