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AAII Sentiment Survey, 9/14/22

For the week ending on 9/14/22, Bearish remained the top sentiment (46.0%; very high) & bullish remained the bottom sentiment (26.1%; very low); neutral remained the middle sentiment (27.9%; below average); Bull-Bear Spread was -19.9% (very low). Investor concerns: Recession; inflation; supply-chain disruptions (a damaging RR strike averted by a last-minute deal); the Fed; market volatility (VIX, VXN, MOVE); Russia-Ukraine war (some positive developments on ground for Ukraine; Russian missile strike damaged a hydroelectric dam; 29+ weeks); geopolitical. For the Survey week (Thursday-Wednesday), stocks were down, bonds down, oil up sharply, gold down, dollar flat. #AAII #Sentiment #Markets


  • Did not expect a drop in bearish sentiment, especially during a week when the market / media sentiment has turned more negative.
  • Bearish sentiment is still very high, 1.57*SD above average. But less extreme than last week when it reached 2.32*SD above average. Overall, still very negative.
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