Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 37 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 49 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 54 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 39 (Fear)
Last updated May 12 at 5:03pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

How we calculate the index More »
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.97 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 May 11 at 8:00pm

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 Apr 27 from a Greed rating

Updated May 12 at 4:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 4.90% 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 11 from a Greed rating

Updated May 12 at 5:03pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 1.24% 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 Apr 27 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated May 12 at 4:05pm

Market Volatility
Extreme Fear

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 27.59, 40.51% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed May 11 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 12 at 4:14pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 46.42% 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 4 from a Fear rating

Updated May 12 at 4:41pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.21 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 Apr 30 from a Fear rating

Updated May 11 at 8:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

How the Index works
CNN's Fear & Greed Index tracks seven indicators of investor sentiment.
Trending Tickers
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp.
CELG Celgene Corporation
AAPL Apple Inc.
TXN Texas Instruments Inc.
UA Under Armour, Inc.
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV
VZ Verizon Communications Inc.
NTDOY Nintendo Co.
LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech B...