Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 60 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 58 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 42 (Fear)
Last updated Apr 16 at 11:39am

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.99 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 Apr 16 at 11:42am

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 10.90% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and rapid increases like this often indicate extreme greed.

Last changed Apr 1 from a Greed rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:42am

 
Safe Haven Demand
Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 5.35 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the strongest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are rotating into stocks from the relative safety of bonds.

Last changed Apr 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:48am

 
Put and Call Options
Neutral

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 58.37% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and is a neutral indication.

Last changed Apr 7 from a Greed rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:48am

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 16.45. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 25 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:42am

 
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 Apr 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:48am

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.92% 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 Mar 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:48am

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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