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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 43 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 46 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 50 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 9 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 46 (Neutral)
Last updated Sep 12 at 4:46pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.00 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the strongest performance 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 Aug 28 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 12 at 3:45pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is in the middle of its two-year range and is neutral.

Last changed Sep 11 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 12 at 3:57pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.31. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 12 at 4:05pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 43.76% 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 Sep 10 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 12 at 4:46pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 3.02% 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 Sep 8 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 12 at 4:06pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 2.51% 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 Sep 11 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 12 at 4:06pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.17 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 2 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 12 at 3:45pm


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