Although the S&P 500 (^GSPC) hit all-time highs near 1,859 last week, a number of flashing indicators we’ve written about are showing the stock market’s bullish velocity is waning. And other gauges, like the VIX (ChicagoOptions:^VIX), have …
Just look at the Fear Index. With all those stomach-churning free falls and sharp reversals in the stock market recently, traders are keeping a nervous eye on an obscure index known as the VIX. The VIX (officially the Chicago Board …
The problem is that as the VIX gets lower and lower it signals extreme complacency. The good news for the bulls (and bad news for the bears) is that the VIX can theoretically remain extremely low indefinitely (or until all the stock buying …
Risk isn’t just about a stock going ... higher the VIX option prices go. Hmm, I could get to like these. The thing is both the Wall Street and Australian VIXs have been so unnaturally low for so long it could be the calm before a share storm.
Although traders consider the much-awaited launch of futures contracts on volatility index (India VIX) on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) as a welcome move, they seem disappointed with the weekly expiry of the soon-to-be-launched …
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 …
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 …
Rising VIX + falling S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 index futures = bearish convergence that raises the odds for a downside trend day Falling VIX + falling S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 index futures = bullish divergence that predicts growing risk …