AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Rebounds, Neutral Sentiment Stays High

Pessimism about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded to a six-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment stayed above 40%, while optimism was nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined by a mere 0.1 percentage points to 29.6%….

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Highest Level of Neutral Sentiment in Nearly a Year

The percentage of individual investors describing their outlook for stocks as neutral is at its highest level in nearly a year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows pessimism at its lowest level since the first week of January. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, declined 2.9 percentage…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Declines to a 4-Month Low

A modest decrease in the percentage of individual investors who expect stock prices to decline sent pessimism to a four-month low. Bearish sentiment, however, remains close to its historical average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Additionally, this week’s survey shows small increases in optimism and neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Stays Above Average

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is above its historical average for the seventh consecutive week. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows less optimism than a week prior. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, pulled back by 3.2 percentage…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds, But Stays Below Average

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rebounded, but remained below average in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment pulled back while bearish sentiment remained in its recent range. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose 8.5 percentage points to 35.4%. Even…

 

Members Weigh In on NASDAQ 6,000

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to share their thoughts about the NASDAQ recently rising above the 6,000 level for the first time. One out of four respondents (25%) described the achievement as meaningless or otherwise said that it does not alter their outlook or investment strategy. A nearly equal number of…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Falls to a 3-Month Low

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 rise over the next six months, rose less than 0.1 percentage points to 38.1%. Optimism…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Rebounds

Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded to its highest level in two months. At the same time, the percentage of investors describing their outlooks as either neutral or pessimistic fell. All three sentiment indicators are now near their historical averages. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rises to Highest Level Since Early November

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term market outlook as “neutral” decreased from last week, while pessimism has now been above 30% for three consecutive weeks for the first time since the election, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism bounced back slightly after declining three weeks in a row. Bullish sentiment, expectations…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Rises to Highest Level Since Early November

The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term market outlook as “neutral” is at its highest level since the election, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism is also higher, while optimism has continued to pull back. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 5.4 percentage points…