Sentiment measures have been lousy most of this year. The CNN Fear and Greed Index is at 19—categorized as “extreme fear.” The AAII Bulls Less Bears indicator has been below -20 much of the year and is now at -31—lower than 98% of the time since its 1987 inception. The Investors Intelligence Bull/Bear Ratio, which tracks the market sentiment of financial advisors, is currently less than 1.0, illustrating panic. The 10-day moving average of the CBOE Equity Put/Call Ratio is higher than at any time since the March 2020 pandemic collapse. And, finally, the stock market’s “fear gauge”—the CBOE VIX Volatility Index®—has frequently been above 30 this year (as it is now).