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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 43 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 33 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 34 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 26 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 22 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Aug 29 at 4:06pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.12 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 Aug 28 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 29 at 3:57pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 4.45% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and indicates greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Aug 22 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 29 at 4:06pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.09. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 29 at 4:05pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 44.00% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and is a neutral indication.

Last changed Aug 28 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 29 at 4:05pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 13.53% 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 Aug 28 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Aug 29 at 4:06pm

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 Jul 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 29 at 3:56pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.20 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 Aug 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 29 at 3:57pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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