Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 35 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 26 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 85 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 88 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Dec 7 at 5:05pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.80 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 Dec 6 at 7:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 5.16% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and indicates greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Dec 6 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 7 at 5:05pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 21.89. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Dec 6 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 6 at 7:00pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

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 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 6 at 7:00pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 0.17% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Dec 1 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 7 at 4:04pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Nov 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 7 at 4:00pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 44.76% 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 Nov 26 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 2 at 10:34pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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