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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 43 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 50 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 59 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 82 (Extreme Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 63 (Greed)
Last updated Nov 17 at 6:30pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Put and Call Options
Extreme Greed

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 39.85% 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 Nov 16 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 17 at 4:36pm

 
Market Momentum
Greed

The S&P 500 is 3.69% 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 Nov 16 from an Extreme Greed rating

Updated Nov 16 at 7:00pm

 
Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 11.43, 11.32% above its 50-day moving average and indicates that investors are concerned about the near-term values of their portfolios.

Last changed Nov 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Nov 16 at 7:00pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 1.85 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 Nov 16 from a Greed rating

Updated Nov 17 at 6:30pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 0.44% 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 Nov 13 from a Neutral rating

Updated Nov 17 at 4:08pm

 
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 fear.

Last changed Nov 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Nov 17 at 4:07pm

 
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 Nov 16 from a Neutral rating

Updated Nov 17 at 6:30pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

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