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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 49 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 62 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 18 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Sep 30 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.22 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Sep 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 30 at 6:30pm

 
Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 2.28% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and indicates greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Sep 29 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 30 at 5:01pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Neutral

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. This performance is in-line with what has been typical for the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Sep 29 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Sep 30 at 6:30pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.29. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Sep 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 30 at 4:14pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 29.80% 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 fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Sep 28 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 30 at 5:31pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 6.79% 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 Sep 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 30 at 4:10pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Sep 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 30 at 4:02pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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