Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 30 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 32 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 66 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 44 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 72 (Greed)
Last updated Oct 30 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.14 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is lower than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Oct 28 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 30 at 6:30pm

 
Market Momentum
Fear

The S&P 500 is slightly above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 index has often been further above its 125-day average than it currently is, so declines like this indicate increased fear.

Last changed Oct 27 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 30 at 5:18pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 48.64% 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 fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Oct 29 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 30 at 4:01pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Fear

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

Last changed Oct 26 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 30 at 4:00pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 6.88% 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 Oct 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 30 at 4:06pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.92 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 Oct 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 30 at 4:10pm

 
Market Volatility
Extreme Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 38.02 and indicates that investors remain concerned about declines in the stock market.

Last changed Oct 23 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 30 at 4:14pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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