Friday, December 14, 2012

Too few bears...

On Thursday the results of the latest AAII investor sentiment poll was released.  They showed a 1% increase in the percentage of bullish investors, which is statistically insignificant.  The bearish percentage, by contrast, fell 5% from last week’s reading.  

To be exact, 30% of investors polled by AAII declared themselves bearish on the market’s interim outlook.  That’s the lowest percentage of bears since mid-August.  By itself this percentage isn’t earth-shattering in its implication but it does suggest that investors have lost a little too much of their risk aversion in the immediate term.  A few days of “correcting” should suffice to repair the sentiment among individual investors. 

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