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Correction Recovery?

Fundranker’s Top Eight Model Portfolio, the S&P 500 Index (as measured by Fidelity’s Spartan 500 Index - Investor Class Fund), and the Nasdaq Composite Index (as measured by Fidelity’s Nasdaq Composite Index Fund) were still in correction as of May 28, with losses of 10.1%, 10.3%, and 10.7%, respectively, but in the six trading days between their May 20 correction lows and the end of May, they managed to gain 3.5%, 1.7%, and 2.4%, respectively, which is a good start in overcoming this recent setback.

The American Association of Individual Investors reported on May 27 that nearly 51% of investors were bearish about the market over the next six months in their latest weekly survey, a rise of 17% from the previous survey. Intuitively, this may seem like bad news for the market, but investor confidence traditionally has been a contrarian indicator, so this drop from dangerously high investor confidence is actually another good indicator for this bull market to continue its run.

Posted 5/29/10 9:48pm ET in Fundranker, Market