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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 68 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 66 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 64 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 36 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 86 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Dec 15 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 6.27% 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 Nov 20 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 15 at 4:41pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 44.12% 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 12 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 15 at 4:19pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.40 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 Dec 7 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 14 at 7:00pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 9.36% 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 15 at 4:10pm

Stock Price Strength

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 12 from a Neutral rating

Updated Dec 15 at 4:07pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 9.42. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Nov 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 15 at 4:14pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.89 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is higher than recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Dec 12 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 15 at 6:30pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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