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 as …
Canaccord Genuity analyst Tony Dwyer has characterized the stock market’s early February plunge as a phenomenon known as a “shock drop,” in which a correction is sharp enough to cause the 10-week rate of change in the Cboe …
NEW YORK: Are we having fun yet? For two years traders bemoaned the tranquility in global equity markets. That era just ended in a fit of turbulence, as stocks plunged into the first correction since early 2016 and volatility almost doubled …
Evidence the VIX is anything less than a pure readout on trader nerves would raise thorny questions for its overseers, who have succeeded in making it a central piece of Wall Street wiring. Its ability to turn stomachs was on display in …