Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 61 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 67 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 71 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 69 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 89 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Jan 15 at 2:00pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Stock Price Strength
Extreme Greed

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

Last changed Nov 23 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 15 at 2:00pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 8.24% 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 Jan 4 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 15 at 1:56pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 10.23% 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 Jan 6 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 15 at 2:00pm

 
Put and Call Options
Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 62.26% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Jan 14 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Jan 15 at 1:59pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 23.48. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Nov 3 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jan 15 at 1:56pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Fear

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.61 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 Jan 14 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 15 at 1:59pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.19 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically low, it is elevated compared to recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Jan 13 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jan 15 at 1:56pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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