Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 67 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 69 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 62 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 47 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 57 (Greed)
Last updated Oct 23 at 5:15pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.10 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Oct 19 from a Greed rating

Updated Oct 22 at 8:00pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 57.24% 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 21 from a Greed rating

Updated Oct 23 at 4:00pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 6.84 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 Oct 20 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 23 at 4:10pm

 
Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 7.33% 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 Oct 13 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Oct 23 at 5:15pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Neutral

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is in the middle of its two-year range and is neutral.

Last changed Oct 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 23 at 4:00pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 27.55. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Sep 8 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 23 at 4:14pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Neutral

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 10.05% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is in the middle of its range for the last two years and is neutral.

Last changed Oct 9 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 23 at 4:05pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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