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 …
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks may have recovered only about half the ground lost in the recent selloff, but traders in the derivatives market are fast dialing down their fears of more ructions. The CBOE Volatility Index <.VIX>, the most …
The CBOE Volatility Index measures the cost of buying options and is the most widely followed barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility. “The flaw allows trading firms with advanced algorithms to move the VIX up or down by …
And how, exactly, is volatility measured? To start, we can look to the VIX Volatility Index, which serves as the preferred gauge of measuring volatility in the stock market. Created by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the VIX isolates …
According to one widely followed Wall Street indicator, the stock market is currently as calm and collected as it’s been since 1993. The CBOE Volatility Index, which is commonly referred to as “the VIX” — a reference to its lookup symbol ...
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Stock markets around the world have taken a dive over the past ... Given the markets' volatility as measured by the VIX index (aka the Fear Index) was near historic lows just before the capitulation, it is fair to say market complacency was …
But what is it? Technically, the Vix is a measure of the expected amount of gyration in stock prices on the S&P 500 over the next month. A low level indicates investors don't expect prices to fluctuate that much - a spike implies choppy …
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