The VIX is a continuous minute-by-minute snapshot of the expected market volatility in the S&P 500 during the …
Here is an excerpt from a report on the VIX found on the CBOE website: “VIX continues to provide a minute-by-minute snapshot of expected stock market volatility over the next 30 calendar days. This volatility is still …
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Clearly, these options can be used by speculators trying to predict whether $VIX will rise or fall over the lifetime of the options. However, perhaps a more broad-based approach is to use them as a stock portfolio hedge against …
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On Tuesday, the S&P financial index dropped almost 3 percent, its biggest daily fall since June. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a preferred gauge …
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The story of the VIX begins in the early 1990s with the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The CBOE wanted an index that would track the near-term volatility of the stock market for two main reasons. First, it would provide …
The volatility in the stock market might be viewed, to quote "MacBeth," as "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." The market has been quite choppy of late but does that truly signify an increase in volatility? This is …
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Stock market volatility is often wrongly portrayed by the mainstream media as an enemy. In reality, it’s not. First, prudent investors use volatility (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) as an effective tool to measure the stock market’s …
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"Frequent repetition is a reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth," wrote Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Anyone willing to look …
U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday ... All three major indexes are on track to post their first monthly declines since October. The …
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