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The year was defined by a record number of VIX spikes. But for all the turmoil in trade and geopolitics, markets may calm a bit.
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What does it mean that the so-called VIX is only barely higher than average, even as the stock market is experiencing remarkable volatility? Not as much as you might think.
Apple’s product-demand concerns and a cloud hanging over Goldman Sachs dampened Monday’s mood. The Trump administration is reportedly looking to broaden its trade battle with China.
Jim Carney of Parplus Partners says there’s “virtually no panic” in the CBOE Volatility Index, which measures future market risk and investor sentiment.
The market is bracing for volatility on election night, a change from recent midterm elections which traders expected to see come and go without a big swing.
Miami International Holdings Inc., a small but rapidly growing exchange operator, won regulatory approval on Friday for options on an index that tracks expectations for U.S. stock volatility. The measure, called SPIKES, competes head-to-head with the already established Cboe Volatility Index, known as the VIX. The VIX has also been beset by controversies and problems in 2018.
Stocks got crushed again on Thursday as all three of the major indexes had their worst two-day stretch in 8 months, but investors shouldn't be spooked by the spike in volatility, according to Credit Suisse.
It’s been a wild week for stocks after the the S&P 500 tumbled more than 3% during Wednesday’s session, but one market strategists says the market volatility is normal in October.
A group of investors filed a complaint against Cboe Global Markets Inc. on Friday, alleging that they experienced losses because its popular volatility products were manipulated. The complaint alleges that market players consistently manipulated prices of derivatives tied to the VIX—a widely watched volatility measure that is also known as the Cboe Volatility Index. The investors claim that Cboe, which operates the largest options exchange in the U.S., knew about the activity, according to the complaint filed in the Northern District of Illinois.
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The CBOE VIX uses the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options to capture the expected volatility for the next 30 days. The VIX is a great tool to determine the overall market sentiment and can be used as a tradable instrument.
Investing.com - The S&P 500 was marginally higher on Thursday, putting it just half a percent away from the all-time high it reached it January, testifying to the strength of the world's biggest economy and corporate sector.
The S&P 500 closed at a 5.5-month high price level on Wednesday and clocked the second consecutive daily gain. On Thursday, nine out of 11 major S&P 500 sectors closed the day lower. The release of stronger-than-expected earnings reports boosted the S&P 500 on Wednesday.
Payment processing companies like Mastercard Incorporated (MA) and Visa Inc. (V) expect to see a hit in their payment volumes moving forward. Consumer confidence is expected to be impacted by trade tensions.
After gaining for two consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a mixed note by losing momentum on Monday. Carrying forward the weakness, the S&P 500 opened lower on July 17. However, the S&P 500 regained strength as the day progressed and closed at 5.5-month high price levels.