Most on here are quite savvy (by no means referring to moi!) and market sentiment is usually quite obvious, but some may find this a useful tool in their financial planning toolbox:-
Lots of pretty charts, none of it tells you very much though.
Starter for 10 points, its US-centric. Which, in a day and age where anyone can sell US and buy EU at the click of a button makes it all rather pointless.
Bonus point, you also have to remember that stuff like Options are effectivley the US version of CFDs, and hence comes with the same implications about the sort of people it attracts.
I think it's also perhaps important to define your investement style and pick your tools accordingly.
If you're going to be a passive investor buying index trackers, then by all means look at things like the big-picture link proposed by ozboy if you feel it helps. Although as hazellend points out, don't try to time the markets.
But if you're stockpicking, the goal is generally to outperform the markets. At which point, looking at whatever the S&P500 did over the last quarter or such-like is of no use to you other than as a benchmarking tool against which you can compare your US performance.
Last Edit: May 17, 2019 14:55:46 GMT by wallstreet