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  • AAII Investor Sentiment Plummets--Contrary Buy Signal?  0 comments
    Aug 26, 2010 7:20 PM | about stocks: SPY, DIA

      The American Association of Individual Investors released its weekly sentiment survey which showed a large decline in investor bullishness as wild market fluctuations whipsawed investors. Bullish sentiment fell to 20.74% from 30.11%, but bearish sentiment rose 49.47% from 42.47% during the previous week. The percentage of investors who described themselves as neutral on the stock market rose to 29.79% from 27.42%, according to the poll. The historical average of investor bullishness is 39%. With invesor bullishness at 20%, this would be a contrary buy signal because retail investors are usually wrong.


    The chart below shows how sentiment has changed over the last 3 months:










     Source: AAII

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