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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 40 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 37 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 93 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 67 (Greed)
Last updated Jul 23 at 4:19pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 5.38% 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 Jul 21 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:19pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Greed

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 Jul 18 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:01pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.51 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 Jul 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:00pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 11.52. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jul 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:14pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 4.59% 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 16 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:08pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 40.91% 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 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:19pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.19 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 23 at 4:00pm

 

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