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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 52 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 54 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 60 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 45 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 31 (Fear)
Last updated May 6 at 4:19pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.00 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Apr 30 from a Greed rating

Updated May 6 at 4:00pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 4.01% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues. This indicates that market breadth is weakening, though the McClellan Oscillator is near the top of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Apr 14 from a Greed rating

Updated May 6 at 4:08pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 2.42 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 1 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 6 at 4:00pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 38.65% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and is a neutral indication.

Last changed May 5 from a Fear rating

Updated May 6 at 4:09pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.15. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Fear rating

Updated May 6 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is at the lower end of its range, indicating extreme fear.

Last changed May 5 from a Fear rating

Updated May 6 at 4:03pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is slightly above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 index has often been further above its 125-day average than it currently is, so declines like this indicate extreme fear.

Last changed May 4 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 6 at 4:19pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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

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