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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 35 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 77 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 34 (Fear)
Last updated Mar 27 at 4:33pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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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 Mar 26 from a Greed rating

Updated Mar 27 at 4:08pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.14 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is in-line with what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are not showing significant fear or greed in the corporate bond market.

Last changed Mar 26 from a Greed rating

Updated Mar 27 at 4:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.07. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 27 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 6.30% 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 Mar 24 from a Neutral rating

Updated Mar 27 at 4:08pm

Safe Haven Demand

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 2.73 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 Mar 25 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Mar 27 at 4:00pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 32.60% 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 fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Mar 25 from a Neutral rating

Updated Mar 27 at 4:10pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.32% 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 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 27 at 4:33pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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

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