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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 35 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 19 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 37 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 49 (Neutral)
Last updated Dec 18 at 4:26pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 2.08 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 Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 18 at 4:00pm

Market Momentum

the S&P 500 is 3.80% 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 Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 18 at 4:18pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 16.81. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Dec 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 18 at 4:13pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 38.47% 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 Dec 12 from a Neutral rating

Updated Dec 18 at 4:26pm

Stock Price Strength

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

Last changed Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 18 at 4:04pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 0.77% 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 Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 18 at 4:09pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.38 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 19 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 18 at 4:00pm


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