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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 17 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 17 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 74 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 78 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Aug 18 at 4:37pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 10.75% 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 Aug 16 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 18 at 4:07pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is slightly above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 index has often been further above its 125-day average than it currently is, so declines like this indicate increased fear.

Last changed Aug 16 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 18 at 4:37pm

Market Volatility
Extreme Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.26, 30.54% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Aug 16 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 18 at 4:14pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.91 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is higher than recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Aug 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 17 at 8:00pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 2.31 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 Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 18 at 4:00pm

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 Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 18 at 4:04pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 28.54% 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 Aug 1 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 18 at 4:21pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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