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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 28 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 31 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 40 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 76 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 59 (Greed)
Last updated Jul 30 at 5:04pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.06, 10.66% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Jul 28 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 30 at 2:13pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 4.30% 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 Jul 28 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:32pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 43.14% 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 Jul 29 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 30 at 5:04pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is at the lower end of its range, indicating fear.

Last changed Jul 29 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:15pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the weakest periods for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Jul 24 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 30 at 2:13pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 4.68% 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 Jul 24 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:15pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.22 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 Jul 15 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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