Sentiment Survey

The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market for the next six months; individuals are polled from the ranks of the AAII membership on a weekly basis. Only one vote per member is accepted in each weekly voting period.

Survey Results for Week Ending 5/18/2016

Data represents what direction members feel the stock market will be in the next 6 months.

down 1.1

down 1.7

up 2.8
Note: Numbers may not add up to 100% because of rounding.

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Change from last week:

 Bullish: -1.1
 Neutral: -1.7
 Bearish: +2.8

Long-Term Average:

 Bullish: 38.5%
 Neutral: 31.2%
 Bearish: 30.3%

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