Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 63 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 66 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 65 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 23 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 71 (Greed)
Last updated Sep 19 at 5:17pm

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 38.37% 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 Sep 9 from a Neutral rating

Updated Sep 19 at 4:11pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 4.48 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 Sep 9 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 18 at 8:00pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.47% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues, pushing this indicator towards the upper end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Sep 18 from a Greed rating

Updated Sep 19 at 4:08pm

 
Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 3.22% 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 Sep 4 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 19 at 5:17pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.05. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Sep 19 at 4:14pm

 
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 Sep 4 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Sep 19 at 4:08pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.88 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 Sep 6 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Sep 18 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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