Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 43 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 42 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 29 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 68 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 11 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Oct 15 at 2:58pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 2.57% 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 Oct 14 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 2:53pm

 
Put and Call Options
Neutral

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 29.67% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and is a neutral indication.

Last changed Oct 14 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Oct 15 at 2:58pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.52. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 2:54pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.88 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 Oct 8 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 2:54pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.10 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 Oct 9 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 2:58pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 6.33% 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 2 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 15 at 2:58pm

 
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 Oct 8 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 15 at 2:58pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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