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 …
This latest third rally attempt began on April 3 (6) after another VIX spike …
From late 2016 through the end of last month, the market was cool, calm and collected, with the S&P climbing more than 30% while a key measure of stock-market volatility — the VIX, also known as the "fear gauge" — edged ever lower. The …
A trader that bet for months on a large increase in the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), which serves as the stock market's …
The VIX tracks stock options tied to the S&P 500 index; it’s a gauge of traders’ expectations for the range of prices they expect the index to trade in over the coming month. Nobody knows exactly why markets have been so calm. Events …
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Uncommonly low volatility has been a hallmark of financial markets all year. Look beneath the surface, however, and volatility is picking up across the stock market, though not in ways registered by the closely followed Volatility Index, or …
As its name implies, the "VIX" measures stock market volatility, which all but evaporated as equities rose steadily to new highs over the past couple of years. Investors poured money into "short volatility" funds, wagering that calm conditions …