Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 43 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 55 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 58 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 35 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 63 (Greed)
Last updated Jan 21 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 73.28% 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 Dec 29 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jan 20 at 11:09pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.57 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is sharply lower than recent prices and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Dec 3 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 21 at 6:30pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 15.37% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues. This indicates that market breadth is weakening, though the McClellan Oscillator is near the top of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Jan 20 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Jan 20 at 7:00pm

Market Volatility
Extreme Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 28.85, 39.85% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Jan 20 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 21 at 4:15pm

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 Jan 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 20 at 7:00pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 4.03 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 Jan 19 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 20 at 7:00pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 3.31% 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 Jan 14 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 21 at 4:52pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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