Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 36 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 39 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 44 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 71 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 55 (Neutral)
Last updated May 17 at 4:51pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Stock Price Strength
Greed

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

Last changed May 8 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 17 at 4:06pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 15.96. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed May 14 from a Fear rating

Updated May 16 at 8:00pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 5.06% 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 May 16 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 17 at 4:07pm

 
Market Momentum
Fear

The S&P 500 is 4.24% 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 are committing capital to the market at a slower rate than they had been previously.

Last changed May 10 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 17 at 4:51pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 2.95 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 May 16 from a Fear rating

Updated May 16 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 25.44% 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 16 from a Fear rating

Updated May 17 at 4:06pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.79 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is higher than recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed May 10 from a Fear rating

Updated May 16 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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