The contrarian Sentiment Survey indicator reported by the American Association of Individual Investors, as of December 26, 2007, shows individual investors continue to be bearish.
- The bullish level declined to 30.0% versus last week's 35.9%.
- The 8-period moving average fell to 34.7%. This is the lowest level since August 2006 when the 8-period moving average equaled 34.3%
- The level of bearishness increased to 50% versus last week's 47.2%.
- As a result, the bull/bear spread came in at a -20% versus last week's -11%.
In addition to the 7-year chart, I have included a shorter snapshot beginning December, 2005.
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