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Investor Movement Index

  • AAPL, ABBV, ACB, AGC, AMZN, BA

    Despite Historic Market Performance, IMX Remains Relatively Unchanged

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:01pm

    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 - 2:22pm

    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 - 4:56pm

    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 - 3:00pm

    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 - 1:08pm

    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 - 11:33am

    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 - 12:22pm

    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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  • AMZN, BABA, BAC, C, CELG, CMG

    Investor Movement Index February Summary

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:50pm

    The IMX increased for the first time in five months, moving higher by 7.24% to 4.59 from the previous month's score of 4.28. TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers overall during the February period, but favored less risky assets, including fixed income, while selling equities. The increase of...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, BRK-B, F, FB, GE

    For Sale: Performance Stocks, Slightly Worn

    Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:03pm

    In the shadow of a strong January and continued earnings strength, investors are seemingly shoring up defensive assets for leaner times ahead, at least based on data from TD Ameritrade’s monthly Investor Movement Index. Are these sales and purchases a temporary phenomenon, or a portent of...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, BMY, CELG, F, FB

    January's Market Bounce Resulted In Some Unexpected Retail Trading Trends

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:45pm

    Charting its fourth consecutive monthly drop, January’s edition of TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index (IMX) reached a new nine-year low of 4.28, a 2.95-percent difference from the index’s December score of 4.41. The declining sentiment comes as the market continues to dig out...

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  • AAPL, AGEN, AMZN, BABA, BAC, BRK-B

    Investor Movement Index January Summary

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:14pm

    Monthly Summary The IMX decreased for the fourth month in a row in January, moving down 2.95 percent to 4.28 from a previous score of 4.41. TD Ameritrade clients were once again net buyers during the January period. Buying among equities was light, with clients favoring less risky assets,...

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  • AAPL, ALGN, AMZN, BABA, BAC, BP

    Investor Movement Index December Summary

    Monday, January 7, 2019 - 5:52pm

    Monthly Summary The IMX decreased once again in December, declining for the third month in a row, to 4.41 from 5.27, a reduction of 16.32%. TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers overall, although buying activity lessened as market volatility increased. For the second month in a row, TD Ameritrade...

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  • AAPL, AMD, AMZN, Earnings, F, FB

    IMX Dips In October, But Investors Remain Bullish

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:25pm

    In tune with the major market indices, the October edition of TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index (IMX) posted its first decline since April, falling about 2.1 percent from 6.23 to 6.10. This puts the index square in the middle of its historical range since its inception in January 2010...

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  • AAPL, AMD, AMZN, F, FB, GILD

    Investor Movement Index October Summary

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:50am

    Monthly Summary The IMX decreased for the first time in six months, moving lower by 2.09 percent in October to 6.10, from 6.23 the previous period. TD Ameritrade clients were once again net buyers during the October period, finding value in the market as overall volatility increased and indices...

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  • AAPL, AMD, AMZN, BABA, BAC, C

    Macro News Motivates Investor Moves In September's IMX Report

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:43pm

    Posting its biggest gain since June, TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index closed out the third quarter with a September score of 6.23. This is up 7.07 percent from August in the broker’s monthly survey of investor sentiment. September’s IMX also marks the first time since...

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