Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 32 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 23 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 35 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 68 (Greed)
Last updated Jul 23 at 5:16pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 7.71% 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 Jul 20 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 23 at 5:16pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.01 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Jul 22 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 22 at 8:00pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.20. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jul 19 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:14pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Fear

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.61 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 Jul 22 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jul 22 at 8:00pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 51.51% 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 Jul 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:25pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed May 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:15pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 6.71% 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 Jun 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 23 at 4:08pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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