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Fear & Greed Index beta

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 87 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 84 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 71 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 42 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 36 (Fear)
Last updated Dec 9 at 5:31pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.06 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is sharply lower than recent prices and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Nov 18 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 8 at 8:00pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 4.91% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and rapid increases like this often indicate extreme greed.

Last changed Dec 2 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 9 at 4:56pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 42.58% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Dec 6 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 9 at 5:31pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 8.05 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 Nov 8 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 8 at 8:00pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Greed

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 Dec 6 from a Neutral rating

Updated Dec 9 at 4:03pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 19.04% 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 Dec 7 from a Neutral rating

Updated Dec 9 at 4:08pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 11.75. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Nov 4 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 9 at 4:14pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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