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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 39 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 31 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 56 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 50 (Neutral)
Last updated Dec 19 at 4:18pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 4.23% 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 Dec 18 from a Neutral rating

Updated Dec 19 at 4:18pm

 
Put and Call Options
Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 42.28% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Dec 18 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 19 at 4:13pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 16.49. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Dec 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 19 at 4:13pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Fear

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the weakest periods for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 19 at 4:00pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Fear

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

Last changed Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 19 at 4:18pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 3.94% 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 19 at 4:18pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.33 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 19 at 4:00pm

 

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