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Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rose to its second-highest level of the year in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise occurred as both neutral and bearish sentiment fell. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for the stock market as “neutral” is at a seven-month low. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows both optimism and pessimism rising above their respective historical averages. Bullish sentiment,...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “bullish” is back below its historical average, as it has been throughout most of this year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in neutral and bearish sentiment. Bullish...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its lowest level in nearly six months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level in nine weeks. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in optimism and an increase in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

I spent the first half of this week at the CFA Institute’s Conference in Philadelphia. The conference is targeted toward CFA charterholders and covers a very wide range of topics. It’s also an international conference, with the third biggest delegation of attendees, behind the...

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...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what sectors or segments, if any, they think are excessively overvalued right now. Nearly one of out every three respondents (31%) said that technology (particularly the largest tech companies) is overvalued. Nearly...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at a three-month low according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment is higher while optimism is essentially unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

The percentage of individual investors expecting stocks to rise in price is below 30% for a second consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a rise in neutral sentiment and a decline in pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...