Investors Intelligence, who also offer clients spread betting and derivatives accounts has published its latest ‘Bull/Bear ratio’ – a tool designed to help traders understand market sentiment.
The new data from Investors Intelligence shows that the market in the US remains uncertain ahead of the Presidential Election in November.
How does the Investors Intelligence Bull/Bear Ratio work?
The Investors Intelligence Bull/Bear Ratio is a tool produced by the company – using information taken directly from market professionals.
The index reflects the sentiments of people who deal daily within the financial markets in order to determine whether it is more of a ‘bear’ or a ‘bull’ market.
High readings of the ration generally indicated a bearish sentiment in the market, while low readings suggest a bullish ones. Often, extremely high and low readings have correlated with market tops and bottoms.
Research provider & CFD broker publishes latest ratio
The Investors Intelligence data is often a reliable indicator of market sentiment – bullish when it is at 1 or lower and bearish when it is at 3 or higher.
The latest reading of the ratio shows that the market remains uncertain ahead of the Presidential election. The spread betting broker says that the reading is currently 2 indicating that sentiment is neither bullish nor bearish from a contrarian perspective.
The 2016 low was 0.63 during the first couple of weeks of February while it reached a high of 2.81 during the weeks of August 16 and 23.
Experts believe that the market will remain quiet until the outcome of the election. Investors seem to prefer Hillary Clinton although her economic plans include higher taxes and more regulation. Donald Trump is pledging significant tax cuts although some analysts are concerned about his anti-trade measures.
Richard founded the Good Money Guide (previously Good Broker Guide) in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.