AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Dips Back Below Average

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market dipped back below its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rebounded, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined by a slight 0.2 percentage points to 36.2%. Optimism…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds, But Stays Below Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, but not enough to rise above the historical average. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a further drop in neutral sentiment and a decline in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 7.3…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Falls Further

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market fell further in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment also declined as pessimism rose above 30%. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 2.4 percentage points to 29.1%. This is a four-week low. The drop…

 

July AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Only Slight Changes

Individual investors’ allocations changed just slightly last month, according to the July AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Equity allocations decreased modestly, while fixed-income and cash allocations were marginally higher. Stock and stock fund allocations declined by 0.3 percentage points to 68.3%. Nonetheless, equity allocations remained above their historical average of 61.0% for the 64th consecutive month….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Stays Above 40%

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” stayed above 40% for a second consecutive week in the AAII Sentiment Survey. The latest results show a further decline in optimism and rise in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 3.1 percentage…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rebounds Strongly

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as “neutral” rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back, as did pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 8.4 percentage points to 34.7%. The drop puts optimism back below its historical…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds Above Historical Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, rising above its historical average. This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also showed lower neutral sentiment and lower pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 15.2 percentage points to 43.1%. Optimism was last higher on…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Now Is Unusually Low

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market decreased further, falling to a three-month low. This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also showed higher neutral sentiment and lower pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 0.6 percentage points to 27.9%. Optimism was last lower…

 

June AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Fixed Income Bounces Back

Individual investors’ fixed-income allocations rebounded last month after having previously fallen to their lowest level in nearly a decade. The June AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows declines in equities and cash. Stock and stock fund allocations fell 1.4 percentage points to 68.6%. Nonetheless, equity allocations remain above their historical average of 61.0% for the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Surges Above 40%

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is above 40% for just the second time this year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a large drop in optimism and a decrease in the percentage of investors describing their outlook as neutral. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over…