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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 22 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 19 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 53 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 38 (Fear)
Last updated Dec 17 at 4:31pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 19.44. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Dec 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 17 at 4:13pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
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 Dec 16 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 17 at 4:00pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 37.98% 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 Dec 12 from a Neutral rating

Updated Dec 17 at 4:02pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.95% 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 Dec 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 17 at 4:09pm

 
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 Dec 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 17 at 4:02pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.41% 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 Dec 9 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 17 at 4:31pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.43 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 Dec 17 at 4:00pm

 

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