Investment advisors have remained extremely optimistic, despite the less than stellar market conditions since the market peaked late January. This works as a contrary indicator, because people become more bullish after buying stock – call it the pride of ownership).

S&P500 versus Sentiment (1988 to present)
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Source: Chart of the Day

One can disregard overly optimistic sentiment indicators if the tape and internals are strong. They have been choppy lately, and not providing very much guidance.

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