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Fear & Greed Index beta

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 22 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 17 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 18 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 10 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 3 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Oct 2 at 4:45pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the best performing periods for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are rotating into stocks from the relative safety of bonds.

Last changed Oct 1 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 2 at 4:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 20.94. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Sep 1 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 2 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 2.04% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Oct 1 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 2 at 4:09pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

The number of stocks hitting 52-week lows exceeds the number hitting highs and is at the lower end of its range, indicating fear.

Last changed Oct 1 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 2 at 4:06pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 18.63% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this is still among the highest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Sep 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 2 at 4:45pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 5.36% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Jul 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 2 at 4:19pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.34 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much higher than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are highly risk averse.

Last changed Sep 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 2 at 4:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

How the Index works
CNN's Fear & Greed Index tracks seven indicators of investor sentiment.
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