Sentiment indicators measure the bullishness or bearishness of a particular group. StockCharts provides sentiment data from professional traders and analysts, individual investors, active investment managers, options traders and newsletter writers. These indicators can be plotted in SharpCharts to look for bullish or bearish extremes.
Symbol Group: DecisionPoint Sentiment Indicators Publisher: Various Update Frequency: Daily or weekly. The put/call indicators are updated daily after the market close, usually by 6:00 PM ET.
The other indicators are updated weekly. Current Symbols: Catalog link
American Association of Individual Investors: www.aaii.com
Put-Call Data: www.cboe.com
National Association of Active Investment Managers: www.naaim.com
Wall Street Sentiment: www.wallstreetsentiment.com
The put-call data from the CBOE is updated daily after the market close. This dataset includes put volume, call volume and put-call indicators for the S&P 100 ($OEX), equities and the CBOE. The equity indicators include all put-call data for stocks (excluding stock indices). The totals from the CBOE combine put-call data for equities and stock indices.
AAII stands for the American Association of Individual Investors. AAII takes a weekly survey by asking its members if they are bullish, bearish or neutral. These results are usually available at StockCharts on Thursday or Friday.
NAAIM stands for the National Association of Active Investment Managers. This professional group reports its exposure to US stocks on a weekly basis. The exposure index reflects the average exposure of NAAIM members. This data series is updated on Thursday or Fridays.
The Wall Street Sentiment Survey measures the market opinion for a group of traders and analysts. Because this group is deemed more “professional,” its readings are not always viewed as contrarian. This data is updated every Monday.
StockCharts.com users can access an up-to-date list of symbols for all our DecisionPoint Sentiment Indicators. From this list, click the “Mentions” icon to the right of a specific symbol for more details about the symbol, as well as recent mentions in Public ChartLists, blog articles, and more.