So stocks finally took a breather on Thursday after almost daily gains for more than two weeks. In fact, the DJIA and the S&P 500 Index hit new all-time highs after the surprise from Ben Bernanke that the $85 billion in bond buying each month would continue until there is more proof that the economic gains are sustainable. Now we want to know what you think in two quick polls.
24/7 Wall St. has many financially savvy readers, as well as many non-financial market participants. We want to know what you think about the stock market now that we are about four and half years into a solid recovery. We get to see many great upside projections, as well as those who are in fear of the next stock market crash.
In our reader poll, we are curious about a few things regarding your own investor sentiment. Are you optimistic and are you going to buy stocks? Are you hitting that “Sell” button on your trading accounts to protect your gains? Are you scared about another imminent market panic? This is for a current bias based on the markets in September.
Lastly, we have a separate poll for a longer-term outlook. Bond outflows have been rampant now that investors found out that those 2% yields in 10-year Treasuries could really bite them in the rear just like a stock drop. Tell us your long-term preferences when it comes to your finances. Again, this may be very different from your answer above because this is regarding long-term preferences rather than simple bias of the markets at any given point.
We would like to thank you for your effort here, and of course they are anonymous as far as being able to tell who voted in any poll.