The short-volatility trade imploded last week, as a sharp spike in the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, wiped out positions. That hasn't stopped investors from continuing to pile into short-VIX products, even on the heels of a stock market...Show More Summary
Finra is examining whether traders improperly influenced the CBOE Volatility Index, making money off the recent whipsawing markets.
Evening Headlines Bloomberg: Japan Catches Up With a Rebound in Global Stocks. Shares in Tokyo advanced, as did those in Seoul and Sydney, while Hong Kong futures tipped a firmer open. The Cboe Volatility Index fell as the S&P 500 Index...Show More Summary
The weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets is posted an includes the following; The CBOE Volatility Index took center stage last week with very dramatic action Monday and Tuesday. Monday, the VIX jumped over 100%, bringing an end to the one way nature of the short volatility trade. VIX had been going down […]
The Cboe Volatility Index — or VIX — spiked 84% on Monday last week, its biggest single-day increase of all time. It could now take more than seven years for the VIX to fall back to "normal" levels, according to historical data analysed...Show More Summary
A trader has been betting for months on a large increase in the Cboe Volatility Index — or VIX — which serves as the stock market's fear gauge, and has been suppressed for most of the past year. The volatility vigilante just rolled over...Show More Summary
Seth Golden, a former Target manager, said last year that he'd made millions shorting the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX). After this week's market meltdown, there was some concern over Golden's status, but he says he's just fine and continuing...Show More Summary
A trader that bet for months on a large increase in the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), which serves as the stock market's fear gauge, finally took some profits off the table after the VIX's record increase. The so-called "VIX Elephant"...Show More Summary
The short volatility trade was a wreck to behold. As stocks gave back all the year’s gains in a single day, volatility reared its head with the CBOE Volatility Index spiking up 95% to 37 by the close. Needless to say inverse volatility products VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN (XIV) and ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF […]
Two exchange-traded products that are designed to return the inverse of the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) surged almost 200% in 2017. They imploded in the final minutes of futures trading on Monday evening, losing 95% of their market value. Wall...Show More Summary
As stock markets around the world continue into their third day of plunges, the VIX has only been this high on three prior occasions. The Cboe's Volatility Index, which measures investors' expectations of future stock price fluctuations and is commonly referred to as the "fear index," usually spikes during stock market crashes. Show More Summary
The Dow Jones closed down almost 1,200 points on Monday, driven in part by the prospect of a tight labor market and the higher interest rates that tend to accompany firmer economic growth. The Cboe Volatility Index — or VIX — spikedShow More Summary
The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, spiked 84% on Monday, its largest single-day increase of all time, according to data going back to 1990. The price swings are a change of pace for a stock market that's sat mostly unperturbed for months. The...Show More Summary
Cryptocurrencies are increasingly correlated with the CBOE Volatility Index, better known as Wall Street's "Fear Index." That's according to a note from global financial strategist Masao Muraki and his team at Deutsche Bank. The correlation...Show More Summary
The net position of investment products that track the CBOE Volatility Index — or VIX — has slipped into short territory for just the second time in history. Goldman Sachs is worried about what might happen to the market if a spike in...Show More Summary
Via LPL Research, 2017 was one of the least volatile years for the S&P 500 Index in history. With only eight 1% daily changes, not a single 3% pullback, and the lowest average CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) for a full year ever - 2017 will...Show More Summary
A trader just rolled over a massive volatility bet that could pay out $262.5 million if all goes according to plan. The wager is on a large increase in the CBOE Volatility Index, which serves as the stock market's fear gauge, and has...Show More Summary
The CBOE CBOT 10 year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index (TYVIX) just hit its second lowest level in history today. T The post Vol Repression: 10Y T-Note Volatility (TYVIX) Hits 2nd Lowest Point In History (Whip It Good, Janet!) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
The Cboe Volatility Index shot up to 15, the highest level seen since August.
The Cboe Volatility Index looks weak, but there's a lot going on under the surface.