Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 58 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 50 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 9 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Mar 5 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.07 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Feb 26 from a Greed rating

Updated Mar 5 at 6:30pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 61.49% 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 Jan 14 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Jan 15 at 4:10pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows and is at the upper end of its range, indicating greed.

Last changed Feb 16 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Mar 5 at 3:59pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 24.66. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 25 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Mar 5 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 5.13% 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 in the middle of its range for the last two years and is neutral.

Last changed Mar 1 from a Greed rating

Updated Mar 5 at 4:05pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 6.09% 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 Mar 4 from a Fear rating

Updated Mar 5 at 5:44pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 2.25 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. However, this is close to the weakest performance for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are starting to flee risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Mar 4 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Mar 5 at 6:30pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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