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Fear & Greed Index beta

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 24 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 19 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 19 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 14 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 64 (Greed)
Last updated Feb 12 at 5:48pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 25.40. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 11 from a Fear rating

Updated Feb 12 at 4:14pm

Safe Haven Demand

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 2.99 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This performance is in-line with what has been typical for the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Feb 11 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Feb 12 at 4:00pm

Stock Price Strength

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

Last changed Feb 11 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Feb 12 at 4:04pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.63% 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 Feb 3 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Feb 12 at 4:13pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 15.90% 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 Feb 5 from a Fear rating

Updated Feb 12 at 5:48pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.74 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically low, it is sharply higher than recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Nov 3 from a Fear rating

Updated Feb 12 at 4:00pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 6.53% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Dec 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Feb 12 at 4:40pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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