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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 49 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 60 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 29 (Fear)
Last updated Apr 20 at 4:19pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 4.47% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues, pushing this indicator towards the upper end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Apr 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Apr 20 at 4:01pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.07 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Apr 17 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 20 at 4:00pm

Stock Price Strength

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

Last changed Apr 2 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 20 at 4:01pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 38.99% 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 Apr 16 from a Greed rating

Updated Apr 20 at 3:59pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.30. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 20 at 4:14pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. This performance is in-line with what has been typical for the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Apr 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 20 at 4:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 2.28% 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 Apr 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 20 at 4:19pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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

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