Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 39 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 32 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 7 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 47 (Neutral)
Last updated Apr 26 at 9:55am

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.82 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 Apr 25 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Apr 26 at 9:59am

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.64 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 Apr 24 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 10:04am

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.41. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 13 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 9:58am

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 4.37% 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 Apr 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 10:05am

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 Apr 23 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 10:04am

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 37.20% 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 extreme fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Apr 24 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 10:04am

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.03% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Mar 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 9:59am


Fear & Greed Over Time

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