Press Releases Investors' Sentiment Indicator Reveals Investors Believe This Is a Bear Market Rally But Expect S&P to End the Year Higher


LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --, the largest multimedia investment education destination for investors, traders, and financial advisors, announced today the results of the latest Investors' Sentiment Indicator at The MoneyShow in Las Vegas, Nevada. The results revealed that amid the current market fluctuations, over 47% of investors remain bullish about the market, predicting the S&P 500 to increase between now and the end of the year - 13% of which believe it will rise more than 10%. However, 54% believe we are in a bear market rally and stocks will make new lows.

In line with other major economic indicators, 74% of investors polled reported they expect the Federal Reserve to either keep short-term interest rates the same or lower them during the remainder of 2010. While the Federal Reserve rates are expected to remain low, the majority of investors, about 55%, expect an increase in inflation for the rest of the year.

More than 60% of investors predict the housing market to bottom and the recession to end after 2010. The majority of respondents also expected the markets to worsen (54%) for the remainder of 2010. Precious metals, small-or mid-cap US stocks, and large-cap US stocks are the asset classes investors anticipate performing best for the remainder of the year, with approximately 66% of investors expecting those categories to remain strong.

The Investors' Sentiment Indicator polled 892 investors from its subscriber list between May 4, 2010 and May 7, 2010.

The complete findings of the Investors' Sentiment Indicator will be available on the Investors channel on

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