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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 14 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 13 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 24 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 42 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 35 (Fear)
Last updated Sep 29 at 4:00pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility
Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.98, 19.78% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Sep 26 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 29 at 3:50pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Fear

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

Last changed Sep 26 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 29 at 4:00pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 2.02% above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been further above this average than it is now, indicating that investors have become less confident in market returns going forward.

Last changed Sep 24 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 29 at 3:50pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 10.90% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues, pushing this indicator towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Sep 11 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 28 at 8:00pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Sep 18 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 28 at 8:00pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 30.70% 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 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 29 at 3:50pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.27 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 19 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 29 at 4:00pm

 

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