Note that the S&P 500 volatility index (VIX) is up slightly this year even with …
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The VIX is currently trading at 9.41, or less than half its long-term average of 20. Earlier this week, it fell below 9 for only the fifth time in history, according to …
The VIX has a complex chemistry. The gauge itself isn’t an asset like corn or a share of stock, but a mathematical value that is derived from the price of options on the S&P 500 that expire in 30 days. Those options are what trade in the …
Before that, the VIX had not closed below 10 on more than six days in any ... Last year ended well for domestic stock funds, with the average one in Morningstar’s database gaining 5 percent in the fourth quarter and 18.3 percent on the year.
So a contrarian view is that a low ratio is bullish. For the VIX that would mean a bet on a higher VIX and therefore a lower stock market. Long time readers know that my view is once this reading gets under 20% it is extreme and therefore …
Simultaneously, the Company conducted a private placement offering with the same Purchasers through which it will issue to the Purchasers, for no additional consideration, warrants to purchase an aggregate of 1,350,000 shares of common …
The Dow pierced 26,000 for the first time ever, making all those tech stock positions and call options look like strokes of genius. Then those gains evaporated in a 282 …
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 120 to 102 and 16 ended unchanged. Shares in Tatneft-3 (MCX:TATN) rose to all time …
In the early ‘80s, when I was running a hedge fund from the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE), I was a market maker in OEX options. The OEX is the Standard & Poor's 100 Index. The CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) …