sentiment index

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Sentiment Index

A mathematical calculation on average or median forecast made by well-respected analysts on the future direction of the market. That is, the sentiment index uses certain data to show what analysts believe future market movements will be. See also: Earnings Expectations, Forecasting.

sentiment index

A numerical guide to investor feeling toward the securities markets that is constructed to determine whether certain segments of the investment community are bullish or bearish. The index is used by technical analysts to determine whether stock should be bought or sold. Sentiment is measured in a variety of ways including short sales by specialists, mutual fund cash positions, and the amount of margin debt. Compare advisers' sentiment.
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In what was a difficult month for the global economy, May saw all Shuaa Capital GCC Investor Sentiment Indices decline, according to the report.
China's Consumer Sentiment Indices as well as their development trends exhibited pronounced regional differences.
Slothower, like Headley, sees the sentiment indices as indicating that short-term cycles are overbought and the market could easily fail to break through resistance.