Monday, July 21, 2008

Market sentiment and anxiety 07172008

The AAII sentiment survey (membership required) 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. Only one vote per member is accepted in each weekly voting period.
For the week ending July 16, bullish sentiment rose to 25.00% from 22.17%, equal to 1.29 standard deviations below the mean. Bearish sentiment rose to 58.14%, equal to 2.9 standard deviations above the mean. Anxiety Index rose from -11.9% to -8.8%, equal to 0.47 standard deviations below the mean. Click chart to resize.

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