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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 43 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 33 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 58 (Greed)
Last updated Oct 24 at 5:31pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.18 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Sep 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Oct 23 at 8:00pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 36.70% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Oct 21 from a Greed rating

Updated Oct 24 at 5:31pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.97 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 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 23 at 8:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.02. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Oct 13 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 23 at 8:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 1.07% 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 Oct 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 24 at 4:56pm

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 Sep 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 24 at 4:04pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 3.47% 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 Sep 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 24 at 4:06pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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