AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Continues to Climb​

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Investor optimism bounced back this week and neutral sentiment continues to climb, while pessimism fell.

Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, bounced back to 33.1 percent, up 4.8 percentage points from last week. Optimism has not shown a clear direction over the past few weeks, but it still remains substantially below its long-term average of 39 percent.

Neutral sentiment, expectations that stock prices will stay essentially unchanged over the next six months, rose another 1.3 percentage points to 44.3 percent. Neutral sentiment has been increasing for five straight weeks. This is also the 19th consecutive week that neutral sentiment is above its historical average of 30.5 percent.

Bearish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will fall over the next six months, fell 6.1 percentage points to 22.6 percent. This puts pessimism below its historical average of 30.5 percent for the fourth straight week.

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