In the early ‘80s, when I was running a hedge fund from the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE), I was a market maker in OEX options. The OEX is the Standard & Poor's 100 Index. The CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) …
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Wall Street's key measure of volatility ... The CBOE Volatility index (VIX) jumped to close at 42.7 as all three major U.S. stock indexes plummeted. A VIX reading higher than 30 is considered a sign that investors …
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 …
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?
Michael Lombardi: The euphoria among stock advisors and investors alike seems to be increasing as key stock indices …
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 …
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 …
(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.