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Bearish investor sentiment at 3rd lowest read in 8 years

  • Bears vanish in the AAII Investor Sentiment Survey, falling 7.3 points to just 17.6% in the week ending October 23. The last time it was this low was in early January 2012, not the worst time in the world to buy.
  • Bulls were 2.9 points higher to 49.2%.
  • At the August low (and when the 10-year Treasury rate was 50 basis points higher), bears were at 42.9%, bulls at 29%.
  • Total market ETFs: IYY, VTI, EXT, TOTS, EUSA, ITOT.
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  • Qniform
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    Well, that's one example of an extreme of sentiment working out OK. It's not usually like that though.
    24 Oct 2013, 10:19 AM Reply Like
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