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AAII survey: Bearish sentiment surges above historical average

  • A contrarian indicator? With equities selling off hard, AAII's sentiment survey for the week ending Jan. 29 shows a 590 bps drop in bullish sentiment to 32.2%, and a 900 bps increase in bearish sentiment to 32.8%. Neutral sentiment is down 310 bps to 35.1%.
  • Bullish sentiment is now well below a long-term average of 39%, and bearish sentiment moderately above a long-term average of 30.5%.
  • ETFs: PRF, VV, SCHX, JKD, EQL, EEH, SPXH, TRSK, FSE, PXLC, FSU, FWDD, ALTL
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  • PeakOiler
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    This will change. Negative will reach 45% before long as the market continues to sell off, which it will do if the yen continues to strengthen, and the charts say this is pre-ordained.
    5 Feb 2014, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • alkmaar
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    You are talking about last week's numbers.

     

    They'll release this week's numbers today. Can't hold on this piece till later today?
    5 Feb 2014, 03:07 PM Reply Like
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