Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.92 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 Oct 6 from a Neutral rating
Updated Oct 9 at 4:23pm
The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 19.73% 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 Oct 7 from a Neutral rating
Updated Oct 9 at 4:09pm
During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 31.63% 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 Oct 7 from a Fear rating
Updated Oct 9 at 4:24pm
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.12. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.
Last changed Sep 1 from an Extreme Fear rating
Updated Oct 9 at 4:14pm
The number of stocks hitting 52-week lows exceeds the number hitting highs and is at the lower end of its range, indicating fear.
Last changed Oct 2 from an Extreme Fear rating
Updated Oct 9 at 4:05pm
Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.16 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 15 from a Fear rating
Updated Oct 9 at 4:00pm
The S&P 500 is 2.10% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.
Last changed Jul 22 from a Fear rating
Updated Oct 9 at 4:19pm
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