Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 26 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 30 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 45 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 67 (Greed)
Last updated Aug 4 at 4:55pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 6.48% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and indicates greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Aug 2 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:55pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 17.97. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jul 19 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:14pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.03 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is elevated compared to recent history and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Aug 3 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 3 at 8:00pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 52.85% 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 2 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:27pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the weakest periods 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 26 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 3 at 8:00pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 5.50% 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 Jun 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:08pm

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 May 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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