Below the surface of the calmest stock market in five decades, a divergence in sentiment has opened in which institutional investors are surrendering hedges and diving deeper into stocks, while individuals load up on protective options and sell …
A handful of stock indexes around the world hit fresh record highs on Thursday, bolstered by upbeat data from the world's largest economies, while the euro kept near a three-year high and the U.S. dollar fell versus major currencies. The euro …
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. stock market has been a bumpier place for the last couple of months, but you would not know it to look at the activity in trading VIX options. Even though the CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX), the market's …
The VIX (Chicago Options: ^VIX) or fear gauge is at the lowest level since July 2007. Not only are investors complacent about any possible risk, but the financial media is too complacent to write about investors lack of fear. Lack of publicity …
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There’s a pretty simple explanation for why the VIX — often cited as the market’s “fear gauge” — is so low. The measure of implied volatility based on options prices closely tracks the daily movements of the S&P 500, and those gyrations …
Markets gained traction on Thursday after U.S. Treasury Yields declined following the auction of U.S. 30-year bonds.