Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 56 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 58 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 49 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 40 (Fear)
Last updated Apr 22 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.01 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 Apr 21 at 8:00pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 5.90 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 Apr 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 21 at 8:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 9.16% 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 Apr 21 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Apr 22 at 5:32pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 18.71. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 25 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 21 at 8:00pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is in the middle of its two-year range and is neutral.

Last changed Apr 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 22 at 6:30pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 53.87% 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 Apr 16 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 22 at 4:40pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 5.07% 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 Mar 29 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 22 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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