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Individual Investors Remain Pessimistic

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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

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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%.

Ongoing Rally Splits Investor Attitudes

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The latest AAII Sentiment Survey results continue to be volatile, with bullish sentiment pulling back and neutral sentiment rebounding. Optimism is very close to its historical average, while pessimism continues to hover slightly above its historical average.