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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their thoughts about the recent new record highs set by the NASDAQ. Responses were very mixed. Approximately 18% of respondents think that the NASDAQ will continue to rise, with the upward momentum primarily...

Optimism among individual investors waned, falling to its lowest level since the election, in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Both neutral sentiment and pessimism rose. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 6.6 percentage points...

The percentage of investors describing themselves as bullish pulled back to a five-week low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment rose to a five-week high. Pessimism rose as well. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

Optimism among individual investors is starting 2017 at a six-week high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise in optimism comes as both neutral and bearish sentiment declined modestly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how their allocations as of December 2016 compared to what they expected their allocations would look like at the start of the year. Nearly 37% of respondents said their allocations were similar to what...

Bonds and bond funds accounted for the lowest percentage of individual investors’ portfolios in 17 months, according to the December AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Cash allocations rose last month, while equity allocations were barely changed. Stock and stock fund allocations...

(Special note: I am out of the office this week. On behalf of everyone at AAII, have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.) Optimism among individual investors is ending 2016 on a high note. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows bullish sentiment rising to a five-week high....

Neutral sentiment rebounded from last week’s two-year low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Furthermore, pessimism among individual investors declined, while optimism remained nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months,...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if it all, they have adjusted their stock investing strategy recently. We received a large variety of responses. Slightly more than 12% of all respondents said they have not made a change. About 7% are placing...

The percentage of individual investors describing their market outlook as “neutral” is now at its lowest level in more than two years, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism extended its rebound, and optimism is higher as well. Bullish sentiment,...