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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 49 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 54 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 66 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 13 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Jan 23 at 5:31pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.91 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 Nov 18 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 22 at 8:00pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 3.53% 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 Dec 2 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 23 at 4:34pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 11.77. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Nov 4 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jan 23 at 4:14pm

 
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 Jan 6 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 23 at 4:02pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 0.13% 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 Jan 19 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 23 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 31.75% 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 Jan 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 23 at 5:31pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.43 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the weakest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Jan 6 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 22 at 8:00pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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