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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 46 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 30 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 29 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 71 (Greed)
Last updated Apr 26 at 4:45pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is 4.55% 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 Apr 19 from a Neutral rating

Updated Apr 26 at 4:45pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 35.74% 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 Apr 25 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 4:09pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is in the middle of its two-year range and is neutral.

Last changed Apr 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 4:06pm

Junk Bond Demand

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.87 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. While this spread is historically high, it is in-line with recent price history and indicates that investors are not showing significant fear or greed in the corporate bond market.

Last changed Apr 19 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 25 at 8:00pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 10.85. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Apr 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 4:14pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 5.02% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Apr 25 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 26 at 4:08pm

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 Apr 25 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 25 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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