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Investors are piling back into an infamous trade that just blew up

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

DealBook Briefing: Did Someone Manipulate Wall Street’s Fear Gauge?

Finra is examining whether traders improperly influenced the CBOE Volatility Index, making money off the recent whipsawing markets.

Tuesday Watch

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

Volatility Is Back in Town and It’s Angry

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 […]

DEUTSCHE BANK: It could take as long as '2593 calendar days' for market volatility to settle 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

The stock meltdown has made millions for a mystery trader betting that the market will go crazy

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

The former Target manager who made millions on a trade that just blew up refuses to throw in the towel

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

The infamous 'VIX Elephant' trader just returned to harvest the gains he made when stocks went haywire

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

A Violent Unwinding: Volatility Spikes, Kills One ETN

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 […]

The stock market's best trade of 2017 has become its worst enemy as the collapse continues

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

VIX: The 'fear index' has only been this high on 3 prior occasions

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

High-speed trading firms have been hoping for market chaos just like this

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 stock market's fear gauge spikes the most on recrod

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

DEUTSCHE BANK: Correlation between bitcoin and Wall Street's 'Fear Index' is increasing 'dramatically'

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

A dangerous trade that reminds experts of the 1987 market crash is riskier than ever

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

"Buckle Up" - Low-Vol 2017 Means Bumpy Ride Ahead

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

An infamous mystery trader refuses to give up on a bet that the stock market will go nuts

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

Vol Repression: 10Y T-Note Volatility (TYVIX) Hits 2nd Lowest Point In History (Whip It Good, Janet!)

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!

It’s Back: The VIX Surges

The Cboe Volatility Index shot up to 15, the highest level seen since August.

Who Done It: Colonel Mustard, In the EAFE With the VIX?

The Cboe Volatility Index looks weak, but there's a lot going on under the surface.

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