Barry Ritholtz reports:
Wow, I know things are better than they were one year ago but are they so dramatically better with little downside risk? According to stock market newsletter writers the answer is yes. The level of Bears in today’s Investors Intelligence reading fell to 15.6% from 16.7% last week and is now at the lowest level since April 1987. Back then the bulls were right for another 6 months and then something bad happened. Combine this sentiment reading with the VIX at 20 and 2010 will be interesting, especially with the very likely prospect of higher interest rates.