Individual Investors Look Beyond Brexit

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Investor sentiment from the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) was released earlier today and showed that bullish sentiment increased for the second straight week to 31.1%. That's the highest reading since late April. What's noteworthy about this increase is that ever since Brexit, bullish sentiment has increased. True, there is still a way to go before this measure even gets back to average levels, as bullish sentiment has been below 40% for 36 straight weeks. Unlike many in the investment community, the 'little guy' definitely doesn't appear to be freaking out about Brexit.

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While bullish sentiment increased, bearish sentiment saw an even larger decline in magnitude. From last week's level of 33.42%, bearish sentiment declined to 26.7%, making this the largest weekly decline since February.

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