US financial regulators are investigating a claim by an anonymous whistleblower that the VIX volatility index at the centre of last week's stock market sell-off has been manipulated by rogue option market makers. The VIX is commonly known …
11 attacks in 2001. Derivatives contracts tied to the VIX - known as the “stock market’s fear gauge” - have grown rapidly in recent years as central bank stimulus and a recovering global economy lowered volatility across asset classes. With …
The VIX, a Wall Street "fear gauge" that measures volatility and was a big factor in wild stock price swings last week, is the target of a "manipulation scheme" that poses a risk to the stock market, an anonymous whistleblower told U.S. …
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A record spike in the index recently after years of muted activity has put the VIX back in focus as investors try to gauge the prospect of more wild U.S. stock market swings. But there are other indicators and benchmarks that provide a more …
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks may have recovered only about half the ground lost in the recent selloff, but traders in the derivatives market are fast dialing down their fears of more ructions. The CBOE Volatility Index .VIX, the most …