The claim sounds dubious: the VIX, that index at the center of the stock market’s wild gyrations over the past week, is somehow being manipulated. That allegation, made to federal authorities by an anonymous whistle-blower, captivated Wall Street on ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An unnamed trader dubbed the "VIX elephant," who for months has prepared for a spike in equity market volatility, adjusted a massive options position as stock prices plunged on Friday, thereby erasing months' worth of hedging losses.
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 simply posting ...
Reuters · 3mon
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 ...
Time · 10mon
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 and quantifies the ...
Quad-City Times · 10mon
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 waters ahead.
BBC · 3mon
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 near historic ...
NEW YORK, Feb 15 (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, the most widely followed ...
Reuters · 3mon
Still, investors are not as complacent as they were before the stock market correction, he said. “When I see the VIX creeping a little higher today, even as equities are up, it tells me perhaps it overshot to the downside yesterday,” Frederick said.