Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 16 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 15 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 30 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 18 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 37 (Fear)
Last updated Mar 21 at 4:44pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.86. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 13 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 20 at 8:00pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.88 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is elevated compared to recent history and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Mar 19 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Mar 20 at 8:00pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 1.52% 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 Mar 13 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 21 at 4:05pm

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 Feb 5 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 21 at 4:02pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme 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 Mar 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Mar 20 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 35.15% 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 14 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 21 at 4:15pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.94% 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 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 21 at 4:44pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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