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Thursday, April 7, 2011
According to the Bullish Sentiment indicator of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), 45.3% of respondents were bullish 12 months ago. That compares to an historical average of 39%. The S&P 500 rose a bit more than 14% over the past 12 months.
Today AAII's Bullish Sentiment indicator stands at 36.0%, below the historical average but about 6% above the percent of respondents who are bearish. That leaves approximately 34% in the neutral camp.
What are you at this juncture - bullish or bearish?