Sentiment indicators

Sentiment indicators

The general feeling of investors about the state of the market, such as whether they are bullish or bearish.

Market Sentiment

A subjective measure of how investors are feeling about a security or market. Generally speaking, market sentiments are positive when stock prices are going up and negative when they are going down. Because feelings sometimes change more slowly than a market's underlying fundamentals, market sentiment helps explain why securities have a tendency to become either overvalued or undervalued. Some investors plan to make investment decisions in a way that disregards market sentiment, while others attempt to profit from it. See also: Crowd theory, Subjective probabilities, The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
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According to the Centre, the level and fluctuations of the economic sentiment indicators in construction and consumers indicates that trust is not been restored in a uniform manner in all economic sectors, thus creating risks for the economic activity in the coming quarters.
The US Dollar recently hit fresh 2009 lows against the Euro and other key currencies, but several sentiment indicators suggest that the Greenback may be near a major bottom.
In fact, sentiment indicators, chart formations and market internals--measurements of stock price advances and declines--have made "the market, particularly the Nasdaq leaders, vulnerable," As a result, analysts recommend that investors do not stand by tech stocks alone.