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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 52 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 8 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 68 (Greed)
Last updated Nov 21 at 4:33pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 4.72% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and rapid increases like this often indicate extreme greed.

Last changed Nov 5 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 21 at 4:33pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 6.53 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 Nov 3 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 21 at 4:00pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Greed

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

Last changed Nov 20 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 21 at 4:04pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 13.61% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues, pushing this indicator towards the upper end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Nov 20 from a Neutral rating

Updated Nov 21 at 4:09pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.90. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Oct 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Nov 21 at 4:13pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.22 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 Nov 21 at 4:00pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has exceeded volume in call options by 138.62% as investors seek to hedge their portfolios. This is among the highest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Nov 14 from a Fear rating

Updated Nov 21 at 3:44pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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