Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 23 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 36 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 29 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 52 (Neutral)
Last updated Sep 22 at 5:05pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.96 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 Sep 20 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 21 at 8:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 20.87. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Sep 21 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Sep 22 at 4:14pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 2.50% above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been further above this average than it is now, indicating that investors have become less confident in market returns going forward.

Last changed Sep 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 22 at 5:05pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 4.85% 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 Sep 22 at 4:05pm

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 Sep 22 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 49.68% 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 Sep 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 22 at 4:22pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.90 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 Sep 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 21 at 8:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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