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Investor Movement Index

  • 737 MAX, Andrew Left, BA, BABA, BMY, C

    December's Investor Movement Index Ends 2019 On A HIgh Note

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:42pm

    For the first time since the summer of 2017, TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index (IMX) posted its third consecutive increase to hit a 14-month high of 5.55 through December. The most recent edition of the IMX—a monthly survey of account activity among TD Ameritrade clients—...

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  • Ant Financial Services Group, BA, BABA, BMY, C, DIS

    Investor Movement Index Summary: December 2019

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 7:40am

    TD Ameritrade clients continued to increase equity market exposure in their accounts during the December IMX period. The IMX increased to 5.55, up 7.35%, from 5.17 the previous period. This marked the highest score in 14 months. TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers overall, and increased exposure...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, BAC, C, DIS, IMX

    October's IMX Reveals Traders Making The Most Of The Rally While It Lasts

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:10pm

    Following four months of mostly flat results, TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index jumped by 7.3% in October to 4.84—its second-highest reading of 2019—as investors readjusted their portfolios toward higher-volatility growth stocks. Although the index did increase, TDA clients...

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  • AAPL, ABBV, AMZN, BAC, C, DIS

    Investor Movement Index Summary: October 2019

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 9:36am

    The IMX increased to the highest point in five months during the October period, reaching 4.84. This was an increase of 7.3%, or 0.33, from the previous period. TD Ameritrade clients were net sellers of equities during the period, once again favoring less-risky assets including fixed income. Net...

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  • AAPL, ABBV, AGN, BABA, DIS, FB

    Investors Sell FANG To Buy IPOs In September's IMX

    Monday, October 7, 2019 - 3:54pm

    Following a months-long trend of relatively flat results, the September edition of the TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index fell just 2.38% to a reading of 4.51. This marks the IMX’s eighth month between a 4.5-5.0 reading, which mirrors the range that many broad market indexes have...

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  • AAPL, ABBV, AGN, BA, BABA, DIS

    Investor Movement Index Summary: September 2019

    Monday, October 7, 2019 - 12:18pm

    Exposure to equity markets in TD Ameritrade client accounts decreased during the September IMX period. During the period, the IMX decreased to 4.51, down 0.11 or 2.38%, from the previous period. TD Ameritrade clients were net sellers of equities during the September period, favoring less risky...

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  • AAPL, ABBV, BP, BYND, CTVA, DD

    August IMX Reveals Investors Remain Bullish On Blue-Chips, Bearish On China

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:55pm

    Although the broad market saw a notable upswing of volatility over the course of August, the tumult didn’t seem to register on TD Ameritrade’s monthly Investor Movement Index (IMX), which remained mostly unchanged from July’s reading. Based on the portfolio activity of their...

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  • AAPL, ABBV, AMZN, BP, BYND, CTVA

    Investor Movement Index Summary: August 2019

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 8:46am

    For the second month in a row, TD Ameritrade clients' exposure to equity markets remained mostly unchanged. During the August period, the IMX increased to 4.62, up 0.02 or 0.4%, from the previous period. During the August period, TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers overall, and net buyers of...

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  • AAPL, ABBV, ACB, AGC, AMZN, BA

    Despite Historic Market Performance, IMX Remains Relatively Unchanged

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 11:01am

    As the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed the 3,000 mark and 27,000 mark, respectively, TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index barely budged. The IMX, a monthly review of investor behavior based on the portfolio activity of TD Ameritrade clients, decreased by 0.22% to 4.6...

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  • AAPL, ABBV, ACB, AGN, AMZN, BAC

    Investor Movement Index Summary: July 2019

    Monday, August 5, 2019 - 1:22pm

    The Investor Movement Index, or the IMX, is a proprietary, behavior-based index created by TD Ameritrade designed to indicate the sentiment of retail investors. Exposure to equity markets was relatively unchanged in TD Ameritrade client accounts during the July IMX period. The IMX decreased by 0.01...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, BABA, BYND, CB, CGC

    Investor Movement Index Summary: June 2019

    Monday, July 8, 2019 - 3:56pm

    Exposure to equity markets decreased in TD Ameritrade client accounts during the June IMX period. The IMX score decreased by 6.49%, moving to 4.61, down 0.32 from the previous period. TD Ameritrade clients were net sellers for the first time in over two years during the June IMX period, reducing...

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  • AAPL, ACB, BYND, CGC, DIS, FB

    The IMX Reaches A Six-Month High After May's Volatility

    Monday, June 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

    After a shaky May for markets following the trade war drama between the US and China, TD Ameritrade's IMX, a monthly review of investor behavior based on its client's portfolio activity, reported a modest 7 percent increase from April's score of 4.61. This is the highest IMX score in...

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  • APC, BAC, BYND, CGC, DIS, FB

    Investor Movement Index Summary: May 2019

    Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:08pm

    TD Ameritrade clients increased exposure to equity markets during the May IMX period, increasing the IMX score by 6.94% to 4.93, up 0.32 from the previous period. TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers of equities during the period, increasing their exposure to more risky assets. This helped push...

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  • AAPL, ACB, AMZN, BABA, CVS, F

    Investor Movement Index March Summary

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:33am

    TD Ameritrade clients increased exposure to equity markets during the March IMX period, with the IMX increasing to 4.65, up 1.31% from the previous period. TD Ameritrade clients were once again net buyers during the March period. Clients increased exposure to the market, and were net buyers of...

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  • AMZN, BABA, CMG, CVS, F, HD

    Investors Boost The IMX In February, But Seem Wary Of What The Future Holds

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:22am

    After a prolonged downturn that saw it reach its lowest score in the index's recent history, TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index (IMX) bounced in February to post its first uptick in five months. The broker’s monthly survey of client sentiment hit a year-to-date high of 4.59 in...

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