As the major U.S. indexes grind higher into overbought territory, VIX, the CBOE fear index, points to lower stock prices ahead. VIX measures the implied volatility of the S&P 500 and is often viewed as a predictive indicator because as VIX …
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 psychology. Why?
Low readings by the market’s so-called fear gauge may be signaling comfort, but a deeper look into the VIX options market shows a record amount of activity in contracts that can protect against a market slide. Investors have snapped up …
(Currently, the S&P 500 is sitting at about 1,950). Related: The stock market is crazy, but don't panic 2. VIX fear factor index above 40 The other factor traders (and computer algorithms) watch is volatility, specifically the VIX Volatility Index.
Michael Lombardi: The euphoria among stock advisors and investors alike seems to be increasing as key stock indices …
If you’ve ever walked a dog, you know about the zigzag path that dogs take down a sidewalk. After all, there are great odors to sniff on both sides of the sidewalk so your dog will veer far to the left, take a few deep sniffs before veering off …
WHAT HAPPENS NOW? DOES IT AFFECT MY 401(K)? If financial markets continue to make these large swings up and down, the VIX will remain elevated and it will be a sign that traders are uncertain on where the stock market is going …
As Chien notes, the big question really is whether the growth of VIX ETPs has affected the Vix market in a similar way to the single stock market. He notes there is increasing evidence that single stock volatility, for example, is being driven …
New York: Investors snapping up insurance against stock losses after $1 trillion was erased from US equity values have pushed the cost of options to a record increase for the start of a year. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) …
What is the VIX (NYSEARCA:TVIX) telling us right now? The accompany chart illustrates a year-long trend we’ve shared with and discussed extensively with our subscribers. It shows how the bursts in stock market volatility …