Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 52 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 50 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 50 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 46 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 24 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated May 29 at 5:14pm

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 46.11% 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 May 22 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 29 at 4:22pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 4.91 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 May 20 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated May 29 at 4:00pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 4.68% 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 May 27 from a Neutral rating

Updated May 29 at 4:27pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 27.51. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed May 19 from a Fear rating

Updated May 29 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs is slightly higher than the number hitting lows.

Last changed May 22 from a Fear rating

Updated May 29 at 4:15pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.20 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 May 15 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated May 28 at 8:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 1.29% above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 has typically been further above this average than it is now, indicating that investors are committing capital to the market at a slower rate than they had been previously.

Last changed May 15 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated May 29 at 5:14pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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