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Bulls fall a hair to 28.7% - the lowest level since June - in the AAII Investor Sentiment...

Bulls fall a hair to 28.7% - the lowest level since June - in the AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. It's the 28th out of the last 29 weeks, bullish sentiment has been below its long-term average of 39%. Bears pick up a big 5.7 points to 44.5%, the 24th out of 28 weeks, they've been above the long-term average of 30%. Earlier: Negative sentiment is adding up.
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  • Tack
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    Love it. Just love it.

     

    Nothing better than doubt, angst and worry.
    18 Oct 2012, 12:24 PM Reply Like
  • ComputerBlue
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    Everyone has an abundance of it.
    18 Oct 2012, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Nothing better than optimism that we may get lower prices and reasonable values.
    18 Oct 2012, 04:32 PM Reply Like
  • tiger8896
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    The trend is up, housing has bottomed, the Fed announced QE3, Q4 is historically a good quarter for stock prices and so is the presidential election cycle. Why is everyone so bearish???
    18 Oct 2012, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    There's a difference being bearish on the economy and being bearish on the market.....although one would anticipate that at some point the two would provide consistent representations of reality.
    18 Oct 2012, 06:18 PM Reply Like
  • North Pack
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    Spot on Tiger, - will history repeat??? ... Stay tuned, but it wouldn't be surprising. From a trading pov, I'm showing an "exit" on the S&P, - but that's NOT the same as a short. - Going up or sideways until January is probably likely. Having said that "my guess is" (don't believe in predictions - anyone's) that we'll see a VERY playable correction in '13, - and it doesn't make any difference who wins the election.
    18 Oct 2012, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    When has investor sentiment ever been predictive of major market inflection or turning points? If it's not a good predictor, then what difference does it make?
    18 Oct 2012, 08:11 PM Reply Like
  • ATG1977
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    got cash lying around doing nothing
    18 Oct 2012, 10:13 PM Reply Like
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