Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 73 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 80 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 87 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 56 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 7 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Nov 20 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 42.86% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating extreme greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Oct 25 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 20 at 4:00pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 5.01% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and rapid increases like this often indicate extreme greed.

Last changed Oct 31 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 20 at 5:03pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Greed

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

Last changed Nov 1 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 20 at 4:02pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 0.33% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues. This indicates that market breadth is weakening, though the McClellan Oscillator is near the top of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Oct 24 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 20 at 4:07pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 2.96 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 Nov 19 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Nov 20 at 6:30pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.78. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Nov 20 at 4:14pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.90 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically low, it is elevated compared to recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Nov 19 from a Neutral rating

Updated Nov 20 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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