Investors stampeded out of the bullish camp in the week ended April 11, the AAII Sentiment...

Investors stampeded out of the bullish camp in the week ended April 11, the AAII Sentiment Survey showing the percentage of bulls dropping 10 points to 28.1%. The bear camp soared 13.8 points to 41.6%, garnering not just the exiting bulls, but a few neutrals as well.

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  • Tack
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    Fabulous news! Whew, I was worried that equities might catch on too quickly and leap over the wall of worry.
    12 Apr 2012, 08:55 AM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    This is actually quite bullish for equities. However, it does show a high level of "weak hands" so you definitely will need buyers if this market starts to experience higher volume, selling pressure days.
    12 Apr 2012, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    Rhitoltz has a couple of interesting articles about margin debt and volume that you might want to check out:


    12 Apr 2012, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • HoeTamer
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    Since I've already sold all I'm going to part with and my powder is dry, I'm skimming along the bottom looking for some new names to pick up. It seems that most of the beaten down equities are in the energy sector and several announce earnings within 2 weeks. I'm still kicking myself for not jumping on AVP at $17 or PEP at $62 a couple of weeks ago. I guess I'm selectively bullish.
    12 Apr 2012, 09:25 AM Reply Like
  • Hitesh Patel
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    here comes the 20% pull back
    12 Apr 2012, 09:25 AM Reply Like
  • Ben Bernankes friend
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    12 Apr 2012, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • The_Hammer
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    this indicator is not as reliable as maybe an investor intelligence but if it reaches more extremes it can be a bullish shorter term indicator.
    take a look at the spy, it appears to be at a cliffs edge on the charts.
    12 Apr 2012, 09:28 AM Reply Like
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