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Fear & Greed Index beta

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 65 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 54 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 54 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 74 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 60 (Greed)
Last updated May 24 at 5:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.35 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed May 23 from a Greed rating

Updated May 24 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 Mar 2 from a Greed rating

Updated May 24 at 4:02pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 1.75% 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 May 17 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 24 at 4:08pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 3.33% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and indicates greed on the part of investors.

Last changed May 23 from a Fear rating

Updated May 24 at 4:32pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the best performing periods 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 May 23 from a Fear rating

Updated May 24 at 4:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.42. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 11 from a Fear rating

Updated May 24 at 4:14pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 26.95% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and is a neutral indication.

Last changed May 23 from a Fear rating

Updated May 24 at 5:30pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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