Advisers often say one thing and do another. Which is why we created the Hulbert Sentiment Indices.
Unlike most other sentiment measures, the Hulbert Sentiment Indices reflect what the advisers are actually doing. Since actions speak louder than words, this alternate approach is often a more reliable and accurate measure of sentiment.
The Hulbert Sentiment Indices are therefore an essential tool in the contrarian’s arsenal. Without them, measuring sentiment risks becoming too subjective: The contrarian is vulnerable to seeing what he wants to see in the prevailing consensus, in order that he may do the opposite.
The Hulbert Sentiment Indices are updated daily after the market closes. Traders may sign up for email updates on any of the four Hulbert indices, on either a daily or weekly basis. Upon signing up for an index, subscribers receive historical data for that index as well.