Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 21 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 21 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 23 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 15 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 70 (Greed)
Last updated Apr 3 at 5:10pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 38.29% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Mar 31 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Apr 3 at 4:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 46.80, 23.31% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are very concerned about a decline in the stock market.

Last changed Apr 2 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 3 at 4:14pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 18.70 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 Feb 19 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 3 at 3:59pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 10.94% 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 Feb 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 3 at 4:25pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed Feb 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 3 at 4:25pm

Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is 18.68% below its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Mar 4 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 3 at 5:10pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.53 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically low, it is sharply higher than recent levels and suggests that investors are becoming more risk averse.

Last changed Feb 26 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 2 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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