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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 12 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 17 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 11 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 40 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 87 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Jul 6 at 4:19pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.01 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is higher than what has been typical for the last two years and indicates that investors are risk averse.

Last changed Jun 24 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 6 at 4:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.01, 21.87% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Jun 30 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jul 6 at 4:14pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 3.05 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the weakest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Jul 2 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 6 at 4:00pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 13.35% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues, pushing this indicator towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Jun 3 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 5 at 8:00pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed May 5 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 5 at 8:00pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 22.85% 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 Jun 26 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 6 at 4:11pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Jun 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 6 at 4:19pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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

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