AAII Sentiment Survey, Optimism Now at a 4-Wk Low
$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX
The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat or fall over the next 6 months.
The weekly survey frame runs from Thursday at 12:01a to Wednesday at 11:59p.
AAII Investor Update
The number of individual investors expecting stock prices to rise over the short term is at a 4-week low, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rebounded strongly, Pessimism pulled back some.
Expectations that stock prices will rise over the next 6 months, fell 3.4% to 22.0%. Optimism was last lower on 25 May 2016 (17.8%). The decline makes this the 8th time in 9 weeks that fewer than 3 out of 10 survey respondents are Optimistic. It is also the 33rd week running and the 66th out of the past 68 weeks with Bullish sentiment below its historical average of 38.5%.