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Small investor still bull believer, buys Netflix

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The retail investor is still a believer in this bull market even after the slaughter for stocks and unprecedented volatility in August, according to data from TD Ameritrade's 6 million client accounts.

TD's proprietary Investor Movement Index, a measure of investor sentiment based on actual trading activity and not surveys, declined just slightly in August and remained firmly in the bullish portion of its historical range, the data released Tuesday by the firm showed.

Here's what they were buying during the August correction...

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