Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 49 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 62 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 89 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 91 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 58 (Greed)
Last updated Jan 27 at 2:21pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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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 Dec 13 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 27 at 2:32pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 9.73% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues. This indicates that market breadth is weakening, though the McClellan Oscillator is near the top of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Dec 12 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 27 at 2:32pm

 
Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 6.41% 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 Jan 24 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Jan 27 at 2:28pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.81 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 Jan 23 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Jan 27 at 2:28pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.13 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 Jan 23 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 27 at 2:33pm

 
Market Volatility
Extreme Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 16.99, 28.16% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Jan 24 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 27 at 2:28pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has been in-line with volume in call options. However, this is among the highest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Jan 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 27 at 2:32pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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