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Brendan Wood TopGun Shareholder Confidence Poll – Big cap investors slightly drop their plans to increase equity exposure.

August 31st, 2021 by TopGun Press

Brendan Wood TopGun Shareholder Confidence Poll

Big cap investors slightly drop their plans to increase equity exposure. Say big government spending and inflation will increase their exposure and tax increases will inhibit further equity commitments.


For Immediate Release – New York, NY, August 31st, 2021 (TopGun Press)

Are you planning to be a net buyer in the near term 3 months? (Net buyer means own more $ in equities than you do today.)

Yes = 77% (84% last week) (83% three weeks ago) (66% September 2020)
No = 23% (16% last week) (17% three weeks ago) (34% September 2020)

Planned Sector Gainers and Losers

Purple Color = Change in Ownership Commitment Level Week over Week


What Will Influence Investors’ Exposure to Equities?

Early Returns

  • Proposed US Corporate Income Tax Increase (to 28%) (Early Trend Down)
    Greatly Increase = 0%
    Increase = 11%
    Neutral = 67%
    Decrease = 20%
    Greatly Decrease = 2% 
  • Proposed US Personal Capital Gains Tax Increase (to 39.5%) (Early Trend Flat)
    Greatly Increase = 0%
    Increase = 12%
    Neutral = 70%
    Decrease = 16%
    Greatly Decrease = 2% 
  • Proposed Major US Government Spending Increase (Early Trend Up)
    Greatly Increase = 0%
    Increase = 39%
    Neutral = 51%
    Decrease = 8%
    Greatly Decrease = 2% 
  • Increased US Trade Imbalance vs China (Early Trend Flat)
    Greatly Increase = 2% 
    Increase = 14%
    Neutral = 72%
    Decrease = 10%
    Greatly Decrease = 2% 
  • Increased/Prolonged Inflation (Early Trend Up)
    Greatly Increase = 6%
    Increase = 30%
    Neutral = 42%
    Decrease = 22%
    Greatly Decrease = 0%

Impact on Big Ticket Investors’ Exposure to Equities Legend (Greatly Decrease (-10%+), Decrease (0% to -10%), Neutral (0%), Increase (0% to 10%), Greatly Increase (10%+)):

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