Survey: Bears Are Now Officially on the Run


Each week we check the American Association of Individual Investors sentiment survey. This week, only 22.7 percent of respondents were “bearish.”

It was the lowest negative reading since January 2. It’s also noteworthy that CNN’s Fear and Greed index remains in “extreme greed” territory, versus “fear” one month ago.

Finally, the VIX closed last Friday at its lowest level (20.8 percent) since the pandemic began. However it’s still above the 15 percent average in the pre-Covid days.

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David Russell is VP of Market Intelligence at TradeStation Group. Drawing on two decades of experience as a financial journalist and analyst, his background includes equities, emerging markets, fixed-income and derivatives. He previously worked at Bloomberg News, CNBC and E*TRADE Financial. Russell systematically reviews countless global financial headlines and indicators in search of broad tradable trends that present opportunities repeatedly over time. Customers can expect him to keep them apprised of sector leadership, relative strength and the big stories – especially those overlooked by other commentators. He’s also a big fan of generating leverage with options to limit capital at risk.