Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 20 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 19 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 25 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 47 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 51 (Neutral)
Last updated Aug 16 at 5:05pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 18.47. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 16 at 4:14pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 29.03% 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 Aug 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 16 at 5:05pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Fear

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is at the lower end of its range, indicating fear.

Last changed Aug 9 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 16 at 4:08pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is slightly above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 index has often been further above its 125-day average than it currently is, so declines like this indicate increased fear.

Last changed Aug 13 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 16 at 4:51pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 6.60 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 Jul 31 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 15 at 8:00pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 5.38% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues, pushing this indicator towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Aug 2 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 16 at 4:10pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.00 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically low, it is sharply higher than recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed May 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 15 at 8:00pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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