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Individual Investors Remain Pessimistic

By Charles Rotblut, CFA, AAII Individual investors remain pessimistic about the short-term outlook for stocks, even though bullish sentiment did improve in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 7.5 percentage points to 26.8%. Even with the increase, this is the first… Read More

Bullish Sentiment Declines

Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 2.9 percentage points to 35.5%. This is the third consecutive weekly decline. It also puts optimism at its lowest level in a month. The historical average is 39.0%.

AAII: No Sentiment Conviction in Either Direction

Individual investors became both less optimistic and less pessimistic in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. This is the first reading since last August to show both bullish and bearish sentiment below their historical averages at the same time.