Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 16 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 14 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 11 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 75 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 89 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Oct 22 at 5:09pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.67 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is low compared to recent history and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Oct 19 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 21 at 8:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 19.64, 36.21% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Oct 19 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 22 at 4:14pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.59% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Oct 9 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 22 at 4:53pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Sep 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 22 at 4:05pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 4.89 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 Oct 9 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 21 at 8:00pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 8.59% 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 Oct 4 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 22 at 4:06pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 26.49% 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 Oct 3 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 22 at 5:09pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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