Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 13 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 7 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 7 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 16 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 54 (Neutral)
Last updated Nov 21 at 3:46pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 20.66. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Oct 30 from a Fear rating

Updated Nov 21 at 3:44pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the weakest periods for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Nov 20 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Nov 21 at 3:46pm

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 Nov 21 at 3:46pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.78 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much higher than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are highly risk averse.

Last changed Nov 8 from a Neutral rating

Updated Nov 21 at 3:44pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 25.97% 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 Nov 21 at 3:45pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 4.65% 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 Nov 21 at 3:46pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 5.47% 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 Nov 21 at 3:44pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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