Precious metals and treasuries are examples of good hedges for stock investments. VIX instruments are not. A study by the University of Reading's ICMA Centre found that diversifying using volatility instruments could be …
VIX
SOME financial advisers who watch the VIX, a Chicago Board Options Exchange index that reflects traders' expectations of volatility in the stock market, have come to resemble cowboys patrolling their camp at night: …
With all the anxiety about Fed tapering and the end of quantitative easing, Bill Luby of Vix and More reviews what happened to stocks and volatility when the Fed embarked upon a series of interest rate hikes that took the …
A low VIX (a measure of how much market volatility investors are expecting) signals that investors expect the market to remain calm. Low fear levels most often occur at times of rising stock prices and tranquil markets. …
Stock
Long positions in VIX are used to profit from increases in stock market volatility, which frequently happens when stock market prices are falling. As such, long positions in VIX can be used to hedge a portfolio of stocks that …
Alternative investment
Stock are so volatile that they’ve short-circuited the CBOE Volatility Index. A CBOE spokesman said VIX, commonly known as the stock market’s fear gauge, experienced quoting problems because of the whippiness …
While trading on below-average volume, ProShares Trust Ultra VIX Short Term Futures ETF (UVXY) slid today, …
Bear
Warren Buffett explained the difference between stock market risk (VTI) and volatility (^VIX) this way: “Stock prices will always be far more volatile than cash-equivalent holdings. Over the long term, however, currency …
Difference
As the stock market has swung wildly this week, investors have gotten intimately acquainted with volatility. Robert Whaley, a professor at Vanderbilt, explains the VIX, his gauge of market volatility. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: …
While this is also called the “Fear Index,” the long and short of the matter is that the more the VIX rises, the more selling pressure that is generally seen in the stock market. Investors have seen volatility rise of late. It turns …
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