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Published: Jul 21, 2023 3 min read

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Summer is in full swing, and investors appear to have a sunny outlook for the stock market.

Retail investor optimism just hit its highest level since April 2021, when stocks were soaring to new highs in the aftermath of the pandemic. That’s according to the most recent data from the American Association of Individual Investors’ weekly survey.