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VIX Shows Elevated Fear Among S&P 500 Traders, But Not Yet at Post-GFC Peaks

October 11, 2018 3:25 PM
After pausing briefly on this morning’s slightly softer-than-anticipated inflation data (see my colleague Fawad Razaqzada’s post, “Dollar extends but CPI miss not a game changer” for more), US stocks have resumed yesterday’s selling rout. As of writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading off by another 500+ points, with the S&P 500 falling ...

Is market volatility down to stay or just in a temporary lull?

April 17, 2018 12:40 PM
As equity markets continued to rally sharply on Tuesday on the back of a strong start to corporate earnings season and decreased concerns over geopolitical risk, market fear as measured by the VIX volatility index continued to march lower.

Fed’s mixed messages prompt market whipsaws

February 21, 2018 4:31 PM
The heavily anticipated minutes from the last FOMC meeting in late January, when interest rates were kept unchanged as expected, were released on Wednesday afternoon.

Why the Vix is losing its impact as market correlations break down

April 12, 2017 9:31 AM
We’ve noticed some strange market reactions this week, on the one hand stocks are looking very shaky as some key support levels are tested and the Vix index is at its highest level for 6-months. However, on the other hand, emerging market currencies are holding up well vs. the USD, the South African rand is one of the top performers vs. the USD this...