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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 26 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 42 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 14 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 50 (Neutral)
Last updated Sep 16 at 9:33am

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.99 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 Sep 15 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Sep 16 at 9:33am

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.46. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 16 at 9:32am

Stock Price Strength

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 16 at 9:32am

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 2.67% 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 Sep 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 16 at 9:32am

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 6.84% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues, pushing this indicator towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Sep 11 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 16 at 9:32am

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.19 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 2 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 16 at 9:33am

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 35.45% 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 16 at 9:32am


Fear & Greed Over Time

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