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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 58 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 70 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 69 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 52 (Neutral)
Last updated May 5 at 4:56pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 3.75% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues. This indicates that market breadth is weakening, though the McClellan Oscillator is near the top of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Mar 1 from a Greed rating

Updated May 5 at 4:07pm

 
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 5 at 4:02pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.46 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Apr 15 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 5 at 4:00pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Neutral

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns 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 May 4 from a Fear rating

Updated May 5 at 4:00pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.91. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 11 from a Fear rating

Updated May 5 at 4:14pm

 
Market Momentum
Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.98% 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 are committing capital to the market at a slower rate than they had been previously.

Last changed May 3 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 5 at 4:36pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 22.18% 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 May 3 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 5 at 4:56pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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