Monday, June 1st, 2020

Has the Market Bottomed Out?

After the first of the year stock selloff it seems clear that the prolonged rally of US stocks is over but has the market bottomed out or is there more to come? Barron’s notes that VIX trading indicates a bear market.
Despite Tuesday’s rally, U.S. stocks and the price of oil are [...]

VIX Frenzy

According to Bloomberg a 30 minute VIX frenzy exposes obsession with volatility hedging. What is that all about?
Among the many scary things traders witnessed as stocks plunged last Monday, one of the most harrowing was the sight of the VIX, an index designed to measure investor fear, briefly going dark.
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Options Trading Volatility

The talk these days in options trading seems to be all about volatility. Options trading volatility is nothing new. The prime reference for options trading volatility is the VIX. According to the CBOE web site, “The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed [...]