BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Sentiment is a crucial part of market pricing. Ultimately, sentiment -- how investors feel about a stock, commodity or any other investment -- is key to what they're willing to pay for it. Sentiment indicators are a means of quantifying the feeling among different investor groups. As a result, they're a powerful tool for any trader's toolbox.
In today's technical primer, we'll take a look at some of the most useful sentiment indicators out there.
Sentiment indicators are especially helpful when used with contrarian investing strategies (if you missed our primer on contrarian investing, you can read it here). In short, they provide an added way of seeing exactly what the crowd is thinking. Better, they help us see what different members of the crowd are thinking.
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