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Optimism surged to its third-highest level of the year in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, pessimism fell to a 17-month low. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, jumped 12.0 percentage points to 41.3%. Optimism...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices pulled back from its five-month high. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a rebound in optimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose...

Cash allocations among individual investors rebounded last month after having set a 17-year low in July. The August AAII Asset Allocation survey also shows declines in equity and fixed-income allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations declined by 1.1 percentage points to 66.8%....

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term outlook for stocks is at its second-highest level of the year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows higher neutral sentiment and unusually low optimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows pessimism among individual investors being at its fifth highest level of the year. The jump in pessimism occurred as optimism dropped. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 6.1 percentage...

All three indicators in the AAII Sentiment Survey remained close to each other for the second consecutive week. Just 1.4 percentage points separate bullish and bearish sentiment, with neutral sentiment in between the two. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook as “neutral” rebounded modestly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back, while pessimism rose slightly. This week’s changes brought the levels of all three indicators close together. Bullish...

Pessimism in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey surged to its highest level since mid-May, as neutral sentiment plunged to nearly a four-month low. Optimism rebounded modestly. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 1.7 percentage...

Last month, individual investors’ proportionate cash allocations were the smallest they’ve been in 17½ years. The July AAII Asset Allocation Survey also showed a small decline in equity holdings and a rebound in fixed-income holdings. Stock and stock fund allocations pulled...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “bearish” is at its lowest level in eight months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows neutral sentiment rebounding back above 40% and optimism declining. Bullish sentiment, expectations...