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Fear & Greed Index beta

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 36 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 30 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 21 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 10 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 6 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Oct 7 at 3:32pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.40 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 Oct 6 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 7 at 3:31pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 18.78. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Sep 1 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 7 at 3:32pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 15.17% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is in the middle of its range for the last two years and is neutral.

Last changed Oct 6 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 7 at 3:32pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 28.09% 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 Oct 6 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 7 at 3:31pm

Stock Price Strength

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

Last changed Oct 2 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 7 at 3:31pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.20 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 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 7 at 3:31pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 3.39% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Jul 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 7 at 3:32pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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