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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 41 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 47 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 60 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 60 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 44 (Fear)
Last updated May 29 at 4:19pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 1.98 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed May 19 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 29 at 4:00pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.04 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 May 22 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 29 at 4:00pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.84. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Fear rating

Updated May 29 at 4:14pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Neutral

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.12% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues, pushing this indicator towards the middle of its range for the last two years.

Last changed May 28 from a Greed rating

Updated May 29 at 4:15pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 35.88% 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 May 22 from a Greed rating

Updated May 29 at 4:12pm

 
Market Momentum
Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.56% 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 are committing capital to the market at a slower rate than they had been previously.

Last changed May 28 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 29 at 4:19pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs slightly exceeds the number hitting lows but is at the lower end of its range, indicating extreme fear.

Last changed May 5 from a Fear rating

Updated May 29 at 4:15pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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

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