Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 70 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 68 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 67 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 51 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 17 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Feb 20 at 5:00pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Greed

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 21.09% 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 Jan 24 from a Greed rating

Updated Feb 20 at 4:07pm

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 Jan 24 from a Greed rating

Updated Feb 20 at 4:02pm

Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Greed

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 4.29 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 Feb 19 from a Greed rating

Updated Feb 19 at 7:00pm

Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 38.62% 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 Feb 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Feb 20 at 4:15pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.02. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Dec 27 from a Fear rating

Updated Feb 20 at 4:14pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.70 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is higher than what has been typical for the last two years and indicates that investors are risk averse.

Last changed Feb 8 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Feb 19 at 7:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 1.93% 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 Feb 14 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Feb 20 at 5:00pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

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