Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 39 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 34 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 36 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 59 (Greed)
Last updated Oct 15 at 4:46pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.90 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is sharply lower than recent prices and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Sep 20 from a Greed rating

Updated Oct 14 at 8:00pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.38 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the strongest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are rotating into stocks from the relative safety of bonds.

Last changed Oct 14 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 4:10pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 16.30. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Oct 4 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 4:15pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 11.47% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Oct 7 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 4:05pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 3.28% 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 Oct 13 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 4:46pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 52.38% 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 13 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 4:18pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs slightly 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 Oct 15 at 3:59pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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