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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 41 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 42 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 46 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 31 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 61 (Greed)
Last updated Sep 18 at 4:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 2.81 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 Sep 18 at 4:00pm

 
Market Momentum
Neutral

the S&P 500 is 4.13% above its 125-day average. This distance above the average has been typical for this index during the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Sep 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 18 at 4:30pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.03. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 18 at 4:14pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.15 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 Sep 17 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 18 at 4:00pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Fear

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

Last changed Sep 15 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 18 at 4:03pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 2.66% 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 Sep 11 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 18 at 4:06pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 41.04% 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 Sep 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 18 at 4:28pm

 

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