Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 18 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 20 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 57 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 59 (Greed)
Last updated Aug 23 at 4:20pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 19.87. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:14pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 29.22% 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 Aug 22 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:00pm

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 Aug 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:05pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 1.48% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Aug 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:20pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.84% 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 Aug 2 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:07pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 9.15 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 Jul 31 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 23 at 4:10pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.99 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically low, it is sharply higher than recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed May 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 23 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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