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Investor Movement Index

  • 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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    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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  • AAPL, AMD, AMZN, BABA, BAC, C

    Investor Movement Index September Summary

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:48am

    Monthly Summary The IMX increased for the 5th month in a row, rising to 6.23 in September, an increase of 7.04 percent from the previous period. TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers during the September period, increasing their exposure to equity markets. Net buying, coupled with increasing...

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  • AMD, AMZN, BABA, BAC, CMG, CSCO

    Investors Try To Read The Trade Tea Leaves In The Latest IMX Report

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:15pm

    After a relatively tame August that saw some volatility in the large-cap tech sector, the Investor Movement Index — TD Ameritrade's monthly survey of investor sentiment — climbed a respectable 6.79 percent to reach a new six-month high of 5.82. The jump comes after the index...

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  • AMD, AMZN, BABA, BAC, CMG, CSCO

    Investor Movement Index August Summary

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:08am

    Monthly Summary The IMX increased to the highest level since February, increasing by 6.79% to 5.82 during the August period. TD Ameritrade clients increased their exposure to equity markets during the August period. Clients were net buyers of equities, resulting in the highest IMX score in six...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, BMY, CGC, CSCO, DIS

    The Highs And Lows Of Earnings Season Dominate July's IMX Results

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 4:10pm

    Despite some unexpected volatility during an eventful earnings season, the Investor Movement Index (IMX) — TD Ameritrade's monthly survey of investor sentiment — remained flat at 5.45. While overall feeling toward the market is somewhat mixed with the prospect of an intensifying...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, BMY, CGC, CSCO, DIS

    Investor Movement Index July Summary

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:12am

    The IMX was unchanged from the previous period, remaining at 5.45 during the July period. TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers during the July IMX period, increasing exposure to equity markets. Net buying was offset by lower relative volatility among some widely held names, including Apple Inc. (...

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  • AMD, CGC, CHK, CRON, FB, GE

    TD Ameritrade Traders Adopt Some Old And New Approaches To The Trade War Market In June's IMX

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 4:46pm

    TD Ameritrade on Monday released the June update to its monthly Investor Movement Index (IMX), revealing that opportunistic traders with TD Ameritrade accounts brushed aside trade fears to resume the "buy-the-dip" strategy that characterized last year's market. As a result the IMX,...

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  • AMD, CGC, CHK, CRM, CRON, FB

    Investor Movement Index June Summary

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:27pm

    Monthly Summary The IMX increased for the second month in a row, increasing 0.39 or 7.16 percent to 5.45 during the period. TD Ameritrade clients appeared to use volatility during the June IMX period to increase their exposure to equity markets. Net buying was responsible for the second straight...

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  • AAPL, BRK-B, COP, DIS, FB, FTR

    May's IMX Shows TD Ameritrade Investors Await Further Growth

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 12:54pm

    After tracking lower for four months in a row, TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index (IMX) ticked up slightly by 5.64 percent to 5.06. The modest gain reflects movements in the broader indexes, with the S&P 500 showing 1.9 percent gains throughout a bumpy May while the small-cap-focused...

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  • AMZN, BA, COP, CRON, F, FB

    The March IMX Reveals Investors Are Rolling With The Punches

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:33pm

    Another month of heightened volatility and widespread uncertainty led to a 12.3 percent drop in TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index (IMX), which incorporates monthly investment and sentiment data from TDA clients to create a broad picture of retail investor activity. The index now sits at 5...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, BA, BABA, BIVV, BMY

    Investor Movement Index February Summary

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:55pm

    The IMX posted the largest monthly decrease ever in February, as volatility returned to the market, decreasing over -23% to 5.95. The IMX was sharply lower during the February period, and decreased to levels not seen since January 2017. Volatility of the S&P 500, as measured by the CBOE...

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  • AMZN, ARNC, AVGO, BA, BAC, BRK-B

    TD Ameritrade Investors Had A Record-Breaking January

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:40pm

    After gaining more than 65 percent over 2017 to reach a new all-time high of 8.59 by the end of the year, TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index (IMX), which measures TDA client buying and selling activity to arrive at a relative sentiment score, made another record-breaking move in the first...

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  • AAPL, AMZN, ARNC, BA, BAC, CAT

    Investor Movement Index January Summary

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:24pm

    The IMX recorded the largest month-over-month decrease in three years, as decreasing relative volatility among widely held names pushed the metric lower by -9.31% to 7.79. Exposure to equity markets within TD Ameritrade client accounts declined during the January period, despite clients being net...

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  • BA, BABA, CAT, IMX, Investor Movement Index, JD

    Retail Investors Keep Buying This Market

    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:42pm

    If sentiment among retail investors is to be believed, this bull market is stronger than ever. TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index (IMX), which measures retail investor sentiment, increased to 7.4 in October, just shy of a record high. The higher the IMX, the more positive TD Ameritrade...

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