U.S. Equity Investor Optimism Weekly Report
U.S. individual investors were more bullish on U.S. equities this week, according to a weekly poll of clients by the American Association of Individual Investors.
The percentage of investors who are bullish on U.S. equities increased to 35.24 percent this week from 32.51 percent the previous week. The poll has been conducted since 1987.
=========================================================================== Oct. 6 Sept. 29 Sept. 22 Sept. 15 Sept. 8 4-week 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 Avg. =========================================================================== Bullish 35.24% 32.51% 25.33% 30.50% 30.22% 30.90% Neutral 19.05% 20.69% 26.67% 28.15% 29.50% 23.64% Bearish 45.71% 46.80% 48.00% 41.35% 40.29% 45.47% Bull-Bear Spread -10.47% -14.29% -22.67% -10.85% -10.07% -14.57% ===========================================================================
Note: The AAII Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market short term; individuals are polled from the AAII web site on a weekly basis.
SOURCE: American Association of Individual Investors www.aaii.com
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