Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sentiment Overview: Week Of May 27th, 2011

Here is this week’s summary of sentiment data for the financial markets: Sentiment Surveys The weekly AAII survey of US retail investor sentiment shows an increasingly bearish picture. For the third week in a row there were more bears (41.4%) … Continue reading

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Sentiment Overview: Week Of May 20th, 2011

Here is this week’s overview of sentiment data for the financial markets: Sentiment Surveys The weekly AAII survey of US retail investor sentiment continues to wade deeper into the bearish side with just 26.7% expecting stock prices to be higher … Continue reading

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Sentiment Overview: Week Of May 13th, 2011

Below is this week’s sentiment summary for the markets: Sentiment Surveys The weekly AAII survey of retail investors sentiment continues to show a surprising lack of enthusiasm for equities even as they hover near their highs. This week 31% polled … Continue reading

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Retail Option Traders Surprisingly Nonchalant

As the stock market hovers at multi-year highs and reclaims lost territory from the February correction, retail option traders are surprisingly nonchalant. This is especially true for the option market focusing on the Nasdaq 100 index. Most option market sentiment … Continue reading

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Precious Metal Sentiment Adjusts Downward – Finally

We can finally see the effect of the shellacking that precious metals received recently in various sentiment measures. Silver of course bore the brunt of the selling, falling 33% from its high of almost $50. The selling then spilled over … Continue reading

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Breadth Improves But Overall Market Is Tired

As a bellwether benchmark, the S&P 500 had been trading lethargically with the cumulative breadth line losing ground to the index, something we hadn’t seen in quite some time. Today that changed with the cumulative S&P 500 index advance decline … Continue reading

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Sentiment Overview: Week of May 6th, 2011

Here is this week’s overview of sentiment data for the financial markets: Sentiment Surveys The retail investors sentiment survey conducted by the AAII continues to show a lack of bullish enthusiasm with just 35.5% expecting the stock market to be … Continue reading

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