As I noted last week, index volatility shot up way faster than individual stock volatility, implicitly a bet on increased correlation going forward. The correlation I refer to here is individual stocks moving in lockstep with each other. Don …
Although the S&P 500 (^GSPC) hit all-time highs near 1,859 last week, a number of flashing indicators we’ve written about are showing the stock market’s bullish velocity is waning. And other gauges, like the VIX (ChicagoOptions:^VIX), have …
The bulls have been firmly in control since the European Central Bank (ECB) induced rally off the December 19 low in stocks. However, last week's capitulation selling in the VIX and current divergences between the S&P 500 and …
What is the fair value of a Vix future? In truth, it’s actually pretty hard to ... Exxon Mobil – or any other stock for that matter. And that means that any and all attempts to draw trendlines or apprehend ‘breakouts’ or analyze Relative …
Can this stock market bounce stretch to back-to-back days? Early action pointed to U.S. stock gains, which would build on a late-day Wednesday rally that slammed the brakes on a six-day skid. Today's inspiration? China's Shanghai …
The stock market has been historically calm for the last 12 months, despite Iraq. On Friday, an index of market volatility tracked at the options exchange, called VIX, reached its lowest level in nearly eight years. You can sense frustration …
Risk isn’t just about a stock going ... higher the VIX option prices go. Hmm, I could get to like these. The thing is both the Wall Street and Australian VIXs have been so unnaturally low for so long it could be the calm before a share storm.
The VIX (Chicago Options: ^VIX) or fear gauge is at the lowest level since July 2007. Not only are investors complacent about any possible risk, but the financial media is too complacent to write about investors lack of fear. Lack of publicity …
Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles covering market sentiment measures. Are you one of those investors who are glued to CNBC first thing in the morning? Always wondering what's trending in the world of finance? There are times in …
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. stock market has been a bumpier place for the last couple of months, but you would not know it to look at the activity in trading VIX options. Even though the CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX), the market's …