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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 32 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 33 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 36 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 31 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 22 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Aug 28 at 4:42pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand
Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.53 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 Aug 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 28 at 3:50pm

 
Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 4.15% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and indicates greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Aug 22 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 28 at 3:50pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.14. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 28 at 3:50pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 42.35% 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 Aug 27 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 28 at 4:42pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 10.46% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Jul 24 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 28 at 3:50pm

 
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 Aug 28 at 3:59pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.20 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 Aug 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 28 at 3:50pm

 

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