Economic Growth Feeling Sluggish to 40% of Surveyed Members

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Forty percent of respondents described the pace of growth as slow, too slow or sluggish. Several of the respondents believe that the pace of economic growth will accelerate. Slightly more than 15% think that the economy…

 

Over 1 in 4 Polled Investors See Growth as Slow

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the current pace of economic growth. More than one out of four respondents (26%) described growth as slow or below average. An additional 14% described growth as sluggish and/or poor. About 15% believe the economy is getting stronger or will gain upward…

 

Consumers Doing Better This Year, Say Nearly Half of Surveyed Investors

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the average consumer is fairing relative to a year ago. Approximately 45% view the average consumer as faring better or somewhat better than a year ago. A better job market, low inflation and economic growth were the primary reasons why. Slightly more than 20% think…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Falls to Lowest Level Since June

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to an unusually low level, one not seen since last June. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows an increase in pessimism and a decrease in the percentage of investors describing their outlook as neutral. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Continues to Fall

The percentage of individual investors expecting stock prices to rise is down for a third consecutive week in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rose, while pessimism pulled back. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 0.8 percentage points to 24.0%. Optimism was last lower on June…

 

4 in 10 Surveyed Investors’ Allocations Unaffected by Economy

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how the current economic environment is effecting their portfolio allocation decisions. More than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said the economy was not influencing their allocation decisions or indicated that they have not otherwise altered their allocations. Many of these respondents described themselves as…

 

Over 1 in 3 Surveyed Feel Economy is Too Sluggish

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion on the current pace of economic growth. More than one of three respondents (36%) describe economic growth as slow, weak or anemic. An additional 16% say economic growth is too slow and 10% say growth is disappointing or otherwise unacceptable. Just 6% said…

 

Almost Half of Surveyed Members See Growth as Slow

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Nearly half of the respondents (49%) described growth as slow and an additional 22% described growth as poor or inadequate. Just 11% said growth was either good or as good as could be expected given the…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Continues to Fall

The level of short-term pessimism among individual investors continues to pull back, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bearish sentiment is now down by a cumulative 25 percentage points since early February. However, optimism still remains below average and neutral sentiment is at an unusually high level. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will…

 

More than Half of AAII Members Dissatisfied With Economic Growth

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Nearly three out of every 10 respondents (29%) described the rate of growth as slow (several said “slow, but steady”), very slow or sluggish. About 8% said economic growth is too slow. An additional 8% describe…