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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 68 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 75 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 78 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 59 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 53 (Neutral)
Last updated Feb 24 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 6.95% 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 Dec 2 from a Greed rating

Updated Feb 24 at 4:46pm

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 Feb 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Feb 24 at 4:04pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 36.23% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Feb 23 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Feb 24 at 5:32pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.88 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is low compared to recent history and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Feb 21 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Feb 24 at 6:30pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 3.55% 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 Feb 21 from a Neutral rating

Updated Feb 24 at 4:07pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 11.47. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Nov 4 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Feb 24 at 4:14pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.33 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. However, this is close to the weakest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are starting to flee risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Feb 23 from a Neutral rating

Updated Feb 24 at 6:30pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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