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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 26 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 28 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 41 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 23 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Jan 30 at 4:22pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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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 Jan 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 30 at 4:04pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 20.97. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 30 at 4:13pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.66% 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 Jan 21 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jan 30 at 4:09pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 30.53% 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 Jan 6 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 30 at 4:22pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 9.35 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the weakest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Jan 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 30 at 4:00pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.38 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 19 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 30 at 4:00pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Jan 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 30 at 4:18pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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