Positioning Watch: Has the August pain weakened the bulls?
Happy Saturday everyone and welcome back to our weekly Positioning Watch!
Here, we’re all about diving into market positioning to uncover some exciting insights about the bigger picture. As always, we’ll be digging into the data, pulling out the key points, and spotting the most interesting market trends for you.
Without further ado let’s jump right into it
As we cautioned back in July, it’s no surprise that volatility has been on the rise throughout August. The VIX has surged by around 18.8% in the past 30 days and unfortunately, this has taken a toll on the equity market- and sentiment alike
Equity Positioning – Party over?
In the wake of the recent sell-off, AAII has taken a pessimistic turn, indicating a notable change in sentiment within the retail investor community.
Chart 1: AAII Net Sentiment score