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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 9 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 26 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 42 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 87 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 61 (Greed)
Last updated Jul 31 at 5:00pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 41.65% 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 Jul 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 31 at 5:00pm

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 Jul 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 31 at 4:10pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.92% 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 Jul 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 31 at 4:33pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 12.16% 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 Jul 24 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 31 at 4:10pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 4.82 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 Jul 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 31 at 4:00pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.28 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much higher than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are highly risk averse.

Last changed Jul 15 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 31 at 4:00pm

Market Volatility
Extreme Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.09, 43.74% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Jul 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 31 at 4:03pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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