AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016
$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ
The AAII Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market short term; individuals are polled from the AAII Website on a weekly basis.
Only one vote per member is accepted in each weekly voting period.
Optimism is above 40% for a 4th week running, the longest streak in nearly 2 years
Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is above 40% for a 4th straight week for the 1st time in approximately years.
This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a decline in Neutral sentiment and a modest rise in Pessimism.
Expectations that stock prices will rise over the next 6 months, declined 0.7% to 43.1%. This marks the 4th consecutive week that Optimism is above 40% and the 5th straight week that it is above its historical average of 38.5%.