Chicago, IL – May 17, 2016 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the …
Investors looking for momentum can keep VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN (XIV - Free Report) on their radar now. The fund recently hit a new 52-week high. Shares of XIV are up approximately 291.85% from its 52-week low …
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The stock markets’ sharp June selloff is waking traders from their complacent slumber. The risk of a significant selloff, long ignored, has surged back to the forefront of market psychology. These pullbacks and corrections are healthy and …
The wild swings in the stock market this week have sent market volatility levels to heights not seen since the financial crisis. Volatility can sound scary, but it's a natural part of any market. Here's a breakdown on how it works: In the …
Sometimes a piece of market data can equally well be read as bullish or bearish depending on your preference. Consider the Vix, a measure of the volatility of S&P 500 stocks that’s often referred to as the market’s “fear gauge”. In August, …
Because VIX calls are based on VIX futures instead of the more volatile “spot” VIX, in the past I suggested that it would be easier to hedge a portfolio against a “black swan” stock market decline using S&P 500 puts–either the cash-settled …
Long followed closely by professional traders and risk managers, the CBOE Market Volatility Index--better known as the VIX--became a colloquialism around the time of the global financial crisis. We haven't heard as much about it in recent …
Newly examined aggregate evidence points to large-scale potential manipulation of the CBOE’s Volatility Index (VIX), according to a study. Newly examined aggregate evidence points to large-scale potential manipulation of the CBOE's …
Who's worried about the fiscal cliff? Who isn't. One look at the market's fear gauge, the VIX, and it's pretty clear that investors are among those feeling some agita. Over the past month, the VIX has surged nearly 30%, hitting its highest …
Trading stock market volatility is not for the faint of heart. And if you're a volatility trader, you've either personally experienced or are at least aware of the performance discrepancies between the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index …