Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 52 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 53 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 58 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 68 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 63 (Greed)
Last updated Sep 18 at 2:14pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.12 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Aug 13 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 18 at 2:10pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Neutral

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is in the middle of its two-year range and is neutral.

Last changed Sep 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 18 at 2:13pm

 
Market Momentum
Neutral

The S&P 500 is 7.21% above its 125-day average. This distance above the average has been typical for this index during the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Sep 17 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 18 at 2:10pm

 
Put and Call Options
Neutral

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 49.58% 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 Sep 15 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 18 at 2:13pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 27.06. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Sep 8 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Sep 18 at 2:10pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Neutral

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 2.22% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues, pushing this indicator towards the middle of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Sep 9 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 18 at 2:14pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 2.00 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 Sep 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 18 at 2:14pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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