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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 35 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 34 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 39 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 74 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 51 (Neutral)
Last updated Apr 1 at 4:28pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.12 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Mar 31 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 1 at 4:00pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is in the middle of its two-year range and is neutral.

Last changed Mar 26 from a Greed rating

Updated Apr 1 at 4:06pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.11. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 1 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Breadth

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 24 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 1 at 4:10pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 33.43% 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 Mar 25 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 1 at 4:28pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 4.53 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the weakest performance 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 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 1 at 4:00pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.13% 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 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 1 at 4:19pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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

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