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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 31 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 26 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 8 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 46 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 28 (Fear)
Last updated Aug 19 at 5:00pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 45.82% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Aug 18 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 19 at 5:00pm

Market Momentum

the S&P 500 is 3.76% above its 125-day average. This distance above the average has been typical for this index during the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Aug 18 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 19 at 12:36pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.00. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 19 at 12:36pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.16 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is higher than what has been typical for the last two years and indicates that investors are risk averse.

Last changed Aug 15 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Aug 19 at 12:36pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

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 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 19 at 12:36pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Jul 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 19 at 2:18pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 12.53% 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 still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Jul 24 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 19 at 12:36pm


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