Fear & Greed Index

What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 24 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 30 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 32 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 41 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 62 (Greed)
Last updated Jul 30 at 5:06pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 6.65% 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 Jul 20 from a Neutral rating

Updated Jul 30 at 5:06pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 18.24. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jul 19 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:14pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Neutral

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.02 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is in-line with what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are not showing significant fear or greed in the corporate bond market.

Last changed Jul 28 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 29 at 8:00pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the weakest periods for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Jul 26 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 29 at 8:00pm

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 49.37% 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 Jul 26 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:22pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 1.70% 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 Jun 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:05pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

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

Last changed May 20 from a Fear rating

Updated Jul 30 at 4:02pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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