Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 56 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 60 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 72 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 47 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 25 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Aug 13 at 5:11pm

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 Jul 26 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 13 at 4:04pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last two months, approximately 6.90% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues. This indicates that market breadth is weakening, though the McClellan Oscillator is near the top of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Jul 19 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 13 at 4:07pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.72 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is low compared to recent history and suggests that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Jul 31 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 12 at 8:00pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the best performing periods 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 Aug 8 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Aug 12 at 8:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.78. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jun 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 12 at 8:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 3.37% 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 Aug 10 from a Greed rating

Updated Aug 13 at 4:55pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 35.11% 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 Aug 9 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 13 at 5:11pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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