Active traders are feeling increasingly more optimistic about the stock market and the U.S. economic recovery, Charles Schwab found in an October survey of 300 active traders.

Fifty percent said they are optimistic about the market over the next six months, up from 34% in July. While 47% were neutral three months before, only 35% were neutral in October. Fourteen percent said they were bearish in October, down from 19% who were so pessimistic in the previous survey.

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