Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 44 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 52 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 57 (Greed)
Last updated May 25 at 5:01pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.81 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is low compared to recent history and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed May 22 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 24 at 8:00pm

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 May 21 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 25 at 4:02pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 0.49% 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 May 24 from a Greed rating

Updated May 25 at 4:06pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.59 percentage points 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 May 24 from a Greed rating

Updated May 24 at 8:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.22. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 13 from a Fear rating

Updated May 25 at 4:14pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 39.34% 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 May 23 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 25 at 5:01pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is slightly above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 index has often been further above its 125-day average than it currently is, so declines like this indicate extreme fear.

Last changed Mar 16 from a Fear rating

Updated May 25 at 4:46pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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