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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 76 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 72 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 78 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 85 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 3 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Aug 23 at 5:31pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.28 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Aug 3 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:00pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 37.04% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Aug 2 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 23 at 5:31pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 4.66% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and rapid increases like this often indicate extreme greed.

Last changed Jul 7 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:33pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.39% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues, pushing this indicator towards the upper end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Aug 19 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:05pm

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 Aug 16 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:02pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.38. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jun 27 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Aug 22 at 8:00pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.09 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. However, this is close to the weakest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are starting to flee risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Aug 9 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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