Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bearish Equity Sentiment Showing Up In The Equity Put/Call Ratio

As we noted Thursday, the American Association of Individual Investors reported a further decline in its bullish sentiment reading. The reported level of 31.6% is near a level indicative of overly bearish investor sentiment. Further confirmation of this bearish sentiment is seen in Friday's equity put/call ratio which is reported at .80. As with the AAII bullish sentiment reading,  the equity put/call ratio is most predictive at extreme levels or above 1.0. Nonetheless, overly bearish investor sentiment is suggestive of a near term equity market bounce.

From The Blog of HORAN Capital Advisors

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