Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 60 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 56 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 17 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Aug 17 at 12:09pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Stock Price Strength
Greed

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

Last changed Aug 14 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Aug 17 at 12:08pm

 
Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 4.06% 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 15 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 17 at 12:04pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.31 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 Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 17 at 12:09pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Neutral

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 0.93% 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 Aug 16 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 17 at 12:09pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Neutral

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.73 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is in-line with recent price history and indicates that investors are not showing significant fear or greed in the corporate bond market.

Last changed Aug 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 17 at 12:04pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.87. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jun 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 17 at 12:04pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 35.16% 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 extreme fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Aug 9 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 17 at 12:08pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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