Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 44 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 30 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 8 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 72 (Greed)
Last updated Jan 18 at 4:43pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 6.46 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the strongest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are rotating into stocks from the relative safety of bonds.

Last changed Jan 15 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 17 at 7:00pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 22.67% 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 17 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 18 at 4:06pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 34.62% 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 17 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 18 at 4:25pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.80. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Dec 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 18 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Strength

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

Last changed Jan 15 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jan 18 at 4:04pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.70 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is higher than what has been typical for the last two years and indicates that investors are risk averse.

Last changed Jan 7 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jan 17 at 7:00pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 3.00% 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 Jan 18 at 4:43pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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