Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 89 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 89 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 91 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 87 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 44 (Fear)
Last updated Jan 17 at 5:07pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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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 Dec 13 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 17 at 4:02pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 9.23% 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 Dec 3 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 17 at 5:07pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 54.47% 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 Dec 13 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 17 at 4:10pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 11.73% 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 Dec 12 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 17 at 4:06pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.71 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is sharply lower than recent prices and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Dec 5 from a Greed rating

Updated Jan 16 at 7:00pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 3.42 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 Jan 15 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jan 16 at 7:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.10. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Aug 15 from a Fear rating

Updated Jan 17 at 4:14pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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