Although bullish investor sentiment spiked higher this week, the 8-period moving average continued to decline. The American Association of Individual Investors reported that bullish investor sentiment increased to 45.29% versus the prior week's reading of 35.86%. The bullish sentiment level plus one standard deviation is about 50%. The 8-period moving average of the bullishness reading actually declined to 36.6% versus the prior week's average of 36.9%. This is the ninth straight week the bullish 8-period average has declined.