Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 52 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 63 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 59 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 42 (Fear)
Last updated Jun 21 at 5:15pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.72 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 Jun 1 from a Greed rating

Updated Jun 20 at 8:00pm

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 May 29 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jun 21 at 4:02pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 0.31% 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 Jun 7 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jun 21 at 4:06pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 42.38% 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 Jun 20 from a Greed rating

Updated Jun 21 at 5:15pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.64. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 13 from a Fear rating

Updated Jun 20 at 8:00pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the weakest periods for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Jun 18 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jun 20 at 8:00pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.24% 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 Jun 18 from a Fear rating

Updated Jun 21 at 4:50pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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