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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 21 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 21 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 42 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 48 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 52 (Neutral)
Last updated Apr 16 at 11:59am

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.61. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Feb 5 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:58am

 
Stock Price Breadth
Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 6.45% 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 10 from a Greed rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:58am

 
Market Momentum
Fear

The S&P 500 is 2.08% 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 Apr 15 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:58am

 
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 Apr 10 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:53am

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.24 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much higher than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are highly risk averse.

Last changed Apr 10 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:59am

 
Safe Haven Demand
Extreme Fear

Bonds have outperformed stocks by 1.46 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This is close to the weakest performance 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 9 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:59am

 
Put and Call Options
Extreme Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 37.35% 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 Apr 9 from a Fear rating

Updated Apr 16 at 11:58am

 

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