Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bullish Sentiment On A Roller Coaster

The often volatile contrarian individual investor bullish sentiment reading does not surprise this week. The American Association of Individual Investors reported bullish sentiment jumped to 44.71% versus last week's bullishness reading of 31.25%. In an effort to smooth out this volatility from week to week, the below chart contains the 8-period moving average of the bullish indicator. This indicator also saw an increase to 44.1% versus 43.3% in the prior week.

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investor bullish sentiment October 31, 2007

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