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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 65 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 74 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 45 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 80 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Mar 6 at 4:29pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.07 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Feb 27 from a Greed rating

Updated Mar 6 at 4:00pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 9.10% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues. This indicates that market breadth is weakening, though the McClellan Oscillator is near the top of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Mar 5 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Mar 6 at 4:09pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.38 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the strongest performance 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 Mar 5 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Mar 6 at 4:00pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Greed

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

Last changed Mar 5 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Mar 6 at 4:02pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.20. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 6 at 4:13pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 2.31% 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 Mar 5 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 6 at 4:29pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 28.08% 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 Mar 2 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 6 at 4:18pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

 

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