Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 52 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 54 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 48 (Neutral)
Last updated May 21 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.78 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 Apr 30 from a Greed rating

Updated May 21 at 6:30pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.73 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 May 3 from a Fear rating

Updated May 21 at 6:30pm

 
Put and Call Options
Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 44.53% 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 May 9 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 21 at 5:03pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 10.51% 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 May 17 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 21 at 4:07pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Neutral

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is in the middle of its two-year range and is neutral.

Last changed May 10 from a Fear rating

Updated May 21 at 4:02pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.08. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 13 from a Fear rating

Updated May 21 at 4:14pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.36% above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been further above this average than it is now, indicating that investors have become less confident in market returns going forward.

Last changed Mar 16 from a Fear rating

Updated May 21 at 4:47pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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