Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 19 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 33 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 82 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 85 (Extreme Greed)
Last updated Dec 3 at 2:03pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.86 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is low compared to recent history and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Dec 2 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Dec 3 at 1:58pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.41% 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 Dec 2 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 3 at 1:58pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 15.85% 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 Dec 1 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 3 at 2:03pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Nov 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 3 at 2:02pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 4.03 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 Nov 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 3 at 2:02pm

 
Market Volatility
Extreme Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 33.00 and indicates that investors remain concerned about declines in the stock market.

Last changed Nov 29 from a Neutral rating

Updated Dec 3 at 1:58pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 38.81% 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 3 at 2:02pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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