Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 61 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 64 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 43 (Fear)
Last updated May 5 at 5:13pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.97 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Feb 26 from a Greed rating

Updated May 4 at 8:00pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Greed

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

Last changed Apr 27 from a Greed rating

Updated May 5 at 4:15pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 8.33% 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 May 3 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 5 at 5:13pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 19.15. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 25 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated May 4 at 8:00pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 8.19% 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 Apr 27 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated May 5 at 4:15pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 51.88% 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 May 4 from a Fear rating

Updated May 5 at 4:20pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.41 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 Apr 30 from a Fear rating

Updated May 4 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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