Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 47 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 53 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 73 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 59 (Greed)
Last updated Sep 24 at 5:06pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 54.70% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Sep 18 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 24 at 4:24pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.16 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 Sep 22 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Sep 23 at 8:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 28.51. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Sep 8 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Sep 24 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Strength

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 24 at 4:08pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 4.32% 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 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 24 at 5:06pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 11.78% 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 Sep 21 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 24 at 4:10pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 6.69 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 24 at 4:10pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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