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A few bulls switched over to the bearish side, according to the AAII sentiment survey for the...

A few bulls switched over to the bearish side, according to the AAII sentiment survey for the week ended March 7. The percentage of bulls decreased by 2.1% to 42.4%, matched by an increase in the bears to 29%. Bullish sentiment remains well below the frothy 50%+ levels seen in early February.
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  • Terry330
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    Today marks the third anniversary of the end of the big bad bear market of 2008-2009, and the beginning of the current bull market that began on 3/9/09. Believe it or not, while some investors still refuse to acknowledge that we are in a bull market, the current bull now ranks as the ninth longest ever. It is also the only bull market in history that lasted three or more years and was up 100% or more during the first three years. Looking for another 15% up by summer.
    9 Mar 2012, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • bukdow
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    Sell in May and walk away until October.
    9 Mar 2012, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Phillip L. Clark
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    Assuming the economy can grow, stocks will (and should) rise! Lest we forget, however, we've never had a recession of this magnitude coupled with extreme stimulus that represents a large part of the so called recovery. Better hope the ecomony can breathe on its on because the Fed can only do so much.
    10 Mar 2012, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    More good news.

     

    Market rises on low volume and against all kinds of doubts. The best scenario for continued gains.
    10 Mar 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    The market has only risen only by artificial means. I am only in the stock market and forced myself to learn how to use it last year because I don't make anything in my savings account. I feel that if I could make 3-5% in savings, I wouldn't even be messing with this stuff.

     

    I am sure there are a lot of people out there like me, who would rather forgo this charade of an unfair stock market if we could passively make interest on our money from the banks.
    10 Mar 2012, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • Nolesince87
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    Of course, they tell you that when bullish sentiment is sky-high it is a contrarian indicator. So much for that theory, huh? Buffet and others have said to sell when everyone else is greedy. That didn't work.

     

    Back when the economy was actually starting to improve (in latter half 2011) the stock market tanked. Now, based on lagging data the market is going up? Meanwhile, there are nothing but ticking time bombs ahead and the market wants to still continue to go up? FED-induced manipulation. Greenspan was a stock market killer, continually raising interest rates as the stock market went up.. but Bernanke has done the opposite and sacrificed America's future solely to prop up the equity market. Years from now, millions of Americans will get hurt financially--many will perish--because of his actions today. Why has he not been arrested?
    10 Mar 2012, 03:35 PM Reply Like
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