Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 24 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 24 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 32 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 45 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 65 (Greed)
Last updated Aug 2 at 6:03pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 6.34% 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 Jul 30 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 2 at 5:06pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 19.46. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jul 19 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Aug 1 at 8:00pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.02 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is in-line with what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are not showing significant fear or greed in the corporate bond market.

Last changed Jul 28 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 1 at 8:00pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 50.81% 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 Jul 26 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 2 at 6:03pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.25 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 26 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 1 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 3.26% 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 Jun 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 2 at 4:06pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed May 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 2 at 4:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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