The sentix Syles Index Risk Appetite (Equities) is a monthly survey based indicator estimating survey participants risk appetite for stocks. The indicator is effectively a composite index of investors preference for a particular asset style and class. Very negative values represent a low-risk appetite whereas higher values represent stronger appetite for risk. In theory, investors favouring value oriented over growth strategies have on average a reduced preference for taking risky bets. Moreover, investors found of small caps tend to be more willing to risk capital than those investing solely in large cap stocks. Hence, investors’ appetite for risk is not only a function of the degree of portfolio investment but also a function of investment style and class.
The current sentix Sentiment survey ran from 16-March to 18-March-2017, and 1.099 retail and institutional investors took part in it.