The Dow Gold Ratio and the Credit Suisse Fear Index

Credit Suisse calculates a “fear index” that can be charted under the symbol CSFB.  The index measures the relative cost of sell/buy options in the market.  The chart below compares it to the Dow Gold Ratio, our barometer for mood, mindset, and behavior. The CSFB is rapidly trending up as expected in this contraction phase of the cycle.

EINHAWK Fear Index CSFB aug 2016